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2012-07-09 06:46:33 AM
Millionaire ballplayers run like little girls; minimum wage tarp crews get sent onto the field with giant plastic sheets with giant metal frames. Why isn't Obama ridiculing the millionaires here?
 
2012-07-09 08:24:52 AM
There is nothing quite like being out in the open like that and hearing the instantaneous boom of near lightning strikes. I'd be getting to cover as well.
 
2012-07-09 09:19:16 AM

dkendr: Millionaire ballplayers run like little girls; minimum wage tarp crews get sent onto the field with giant plastic sheets with giant metal frames. Why isn't Obama ridiculing the millionaires here?


You didn't hurt yourself stretching for that, did you?
 
2012-07-09 09:23:15 AM
Aren't the umpires suppose to stay on the field until the players leave.

How about the Twins Player running of the other bench?

Bunch of babies.
 
2012-07-09 09:26:09 AM
who needs doppler radar? Jesus will save us if we're in danger.
 
2012-07-09 09:26:37 AM
I said it in another thread, everyone is all macho about being outside in lightning until they have that very close call.
 
2012-07-09 09:30:00 AM
Nolan Ryan just sits there waiting to kick the lightning in its ass.
 
2012-07-09 09:31:00 AM

KingVJ: Aren't the umpires suppose to stay on the field until the players leave.

How about the Twins Player running of the other bench?

Bunch of babies.


Ya know there have been times where several players have been killed due to a single lightning strike on a soccer field.
 
2012-07-09 09:32:13 AM
CSB time:

Was sitting in my car waiting out a thunderstorm during an 18year old Babe Ruth League game when lightning hit a tree about 30 feet from my car and split it in two.

/Peed in my pants just a little
//Not afraid to admit that, scared the living hell out of me
 
2012-07-09 09:33:20 AM
Balk.
 
2012-07-09 09:37:29 AM
I bet Ryan Doumit is glad he wasn't using an aluminum bat...
 
2012-07-09 09:37:44 AM

dkendr: Millionaire ballplayers run like little girls; minimum wage tarp crews get sent onto the field with giant plastic sheets with giant metal frames. Why isn't Obama ridiculing the millionaires here?


Oh hi there Politics Tab. Didn't expect to see you here.
 
2012-07-09 09:38:55 AM
I came here to claim "balk". Five minutes too late.
 
2012-07-09 09:44:57 AM

bulldg4life: dkendr: Millionaire ballplayers run like little girls; minimum wage tarp crews get sent onto the field with giant plastic sheets with giant metal frames. Why isn't Obama ridiculing the millionaires here?

You didn't hurt yourself stretching for that, did you?


I think I strained something just reading it.

But it is strange to hear those guys talking about the "safety issue" and the tarp in the same breath, with seemingly no recognition that non-players aren't immune to lightning.
 
2012-07-09 09:45:25 AM
Looks like Josh Hamilton's riding the lightning again. It'll be merely days before he kills again.

/murderer addicts start all star games
 
2012-07-09 09:45:36 AM

MugzyBrown: KingVJ: Aren't the umpires suppose to stay on the field until the players leave.

How about the Twins Player running of the other bench?

Bunch of babies.

Ya know there have been times where several players have been killed due to a single lightning strike on a soccer field.




Just not enough.

/ducks, covers, crawls into ditch
 
2012-07-09 09:51:37 AM
I think the runner at first thought it was gunfire.

HIT THE DIRT!

Yikes.
 
2012-07-09 09:56:53 AM
Ok, why are they running?

The mere fact that they heard the boom means the bolt that caused it didn't hit them.
 
2012-07-09 10:06:05 AM

dkendr: Millionaire ballplayers run like little girls; minimum wage tarp crews get sent onto the field with giant plastic sheets with giant metal frames.


This.

dkendr: Why isn't Obama ridiculing the millionaires here


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-09 10:06:59 AM

MugzyBrown: KingVJ: Aren't the umpires suppose to stay on the field until the players leave.

How about the Twins Player running of the other bench?

Bunch of babies.

Ya know there have been times where several players have been killed due to a single lightning strike on a soccer field.


Yeah, you know there have been a bunch of babies born with two feet two.

Any other *news* you want to share?
 
2012-07-09 10:07:57 AM
See, everyone should have a thunder buddy. Thanks Ted
 
2012-07-09 10:08:43 AM

InfrasonicTom: Nolan Ryan just sits there waiting to kick the lightning in its ass.


i513.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-09 10:09:20 AM
This happens more often for football games, where rain won't shut the game down. Tough to get a crowd to understand the danger of lightning strikes and the need to get under cover.
 
2012-07-09 10:10:40 AM

JustGetItRight: Ok, why are they running?

The mere fact that they heard the boom means the bolt that caused it didn't hit them.


Ever been up close to a lightning strike like that? Ever felt the static running over your skin raising your armhairs mere fractions of a second before the lightning comes down, then hear that noise and have the logical mindset to not even flinch because you weren't actually struck?
If you're like most people, the answers are no. You'd be lucky not to have soiled yourself and screamed "Third Reich! Al Qaeda! Pearl Harbor! Boyz 'n the Hood!" while sprinting for cover.
 
2012-07-09 10:11:10 AM

JustGetItRight: Ok, why are they running?

The mere fact that they heard the boom means the bolt that caused it didn't hit them.


"Lightning is a solitary creature. With the exception of young siblings travelling together for a short time after birth, it is exceedingly rare to find two lightnings within a day's travel of one another. It is believed that even lightning reproduction occurs without direct interaction; once or sometimes twice per year the female lightning lays two or more lightning eggs (also called 'ball lightning') which are later fertilized by one or more male lightnings. The thunderous roar of the lightning is believed to allow them to easily maintain a comfortable separation while grazing on humans and other ground-dwelling objects." -- On the Habits of Lightning (1964)
 
2012-07-09 10:12:48 AM

JustGetItRight: Ok, why are they running?

The mere fact that they heard the boom means the bolt that caused it didn't hit them.


Because occasionally a thunder storm will produce more than one bolt of lightning? Particularly on a hot day in Texas?
 
2012-07-09 10:20:18 AM
I was there but missed the clearing of the field as I was burrowing a hole into my husband's armpit. That was a pretty scary moment!
 
2012-07-09 10:23:19 AM
Hot day in Texas late in the day = Thunderstorms

Had one everyday last week in my area of Houston.
 
2012-07-09 10:29:24 AM

fdlgrl: I was there but missed the clearing of the field as I was burrowing a hole into my husband's armpit. That was a pretty scary moment!


the armpit?
 
2012-07-09 10:34:51 AM

b04155: fdlgrl: I was there but missed the clearing of the field as I was burrowing a hole into my husband's armpit. That was a pretty scary moment!

the armpit?


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2012-07-09 10:34:57 AM
What a bunch of Internet tough guys. Nature will kill you fast and mercilessly. Anyone who claims these guys are pussies for running inside is a moron.
 
2012-07-09 10:37:02 AM
Why did they cover the field for a clap of thunder? Did it ever actually rain?
 
2012-07-09 10:43:17 AM
Is Beltre going to cover second base, since Kinsler is obviously asleep?

Also, if Cruz gets a jump like that in game 6 last year, the Rangers most likely are World Series champions.
 
2012-07-09 10:45:02 AM
Mike Napoli, despite wearing a full set of catcher's gear, was one of the quickest Rangers off the field.

I guess the writer is making the point that it's hard to sprint in catcher's gear, but home plate is the closest position to "off the field," after all.
 
2012-07-09 10:49:09 AM

someonelse: Mike Napoli, despite wearing a full set of catcher's gear, was one of the quickest Rangers off the field.

I guess the writer is making the point that it's hard to sprint in catcher's gear, but home plate is the closest position to "off the field," after all.


First and third base disagree.
 
2012-07-09 10:49:17 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Looks like Josh Hamilton's riding the lightning again. It'll be merely days before he kills again.

/murderer addicts start all star games


1/10
 
2012-07-09 10:53:39 AM

PoochUMD: Why did they cover the field for a clap of thunder? Did it ever actually rain?


Because as long as they're stopping play and there's a storm front coming in that could produce rain, they might as well cover it. Better to get it covered before the storm picks up than to wait until there are more frequent lightning strikes, pouring rain or hail. Then after the storm is over, its already dry.
 
2012-07-09 10:53:45 AM

InfrasonicTom: Nolan Ryan just sits there waiting to kick the lightning in its ass put lightening in a headlock and punch it repeatedly.


Fixed.
 
2012-07-09 10:55:50 AM

buckeyebrain: Nana's Vibrator: Looks like Josh Hamilton's riding the lightning again.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-09 10:56:43 AM

dkendr: Millionaire ballplayers run like little girls; minimum wage tarp crews get sent onto the field with giant plastic sheets with giant metal frames. Why isn't Obama ridiculing the millionaires here?


Obama wouldn't dare offend the legions of sports figure sycophants in America.
 
2012-07-09 10:58:47 AM

someonelse: Mike Napoli, despite wearing a full set of catcher's gear, was one of the quickest Rangers off the field.

I guess the writer is making the point that it's hard to sprint in catcher's gear, but home plate is the closest position to "off the field," after all.


To be fair, he's also one of the quickest Rangers off the field when he's batting, too.

/Somebody should explain the concept of "contract year" to him.
 
2012-07-09 11:11:26 AM

Uncle Pooky:
/Somebody should explain the concept of "contract year" to him.


but but hes and ALLSTAR?!
 
2012-07-09 11:20:16 AM

MugzyBrown: KingVJ: Aren't the umpires suppose to stay on the field until the players leave.

How about the Twins Player running of the other bench?

Bunch of babies.

Ya know there have been times where several players have been killed due to a single lightning strike on a soccer field.


But they got back up when they realized the lightning didn't draw a yellow card from the officials.
 
2012-07-09 11:25:26 AM
They are also running because the grounds crew has to get out there. The faster the players and umpires (though some of those dudes weren't even briskly walking) get off the field the faster the crew can tarp it and also get out of harms way.
 
2012-07-09 11:32:50 AM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: PoochUMD: Why did they cover the field for a clap of thunder? Did it ever actually rain?

Because as long as they're stopping play and there's a storm front coming in that could produce rain, they might as well cover it. Better to get it covered before the storm picks up than to wait until there are more frequent lightning strikes, pouring rain or hail. Then after the storm is over, its already dry.


If you could see a storm coming I agree with you 100%. But it looked like a bright clear day with the heat causing lighting, which is why I'm wondering if it actually rained. Having the grounds crew out there seemed unnecessarily dangerous.
 
2012-07-09 11:38:17 AM
Mike Napoli, despite wearing a full set of catcher's gear, was one of the quickest Rangers off the field. Upon hearing the thunder, he sprinted into the dugout before any of his teammates.

The author obviously doesn't know how lightning works. Napoli's catcher's gear doesn't give him more protection, it puts him more at risk. Are people this stupid?

The difference between the appearance of the light and the sound of the thunder was under one second, which places the lightning strike within one mile of the stadium. I'd say between 1/4 and 1/2 mile away, which is damn close.
 
2012-07-09 11:51:54 AM

PoochUMD: If you could see a storm coming I agree with you 100%. But it looked like a bright clear day with the heat causing lighting, which is why I'm wondering if it actually rained. Having the grounds crew out there seemed unnecessarily dangerous.


The only way heat can cause lightning is by triggering a storm, which usually also includes heavy rain. And yes, I believe I read somewhere that it did rain for a short time.

SlothB77: The difference between the appearance of the light and the sound of the thunder was under one second, which places the lightning strike within one mile of the stadium. I'd say between 1/4 and 1/2 mile away, which is damn close.


Closer than that. The general rule of thumb is 1 mile = 5 seconds. So it had to have been in the parking lot or something. They said the stadium itself wasn't struck.
 
2012-07-09 11:54:38 AM

dukeblue219: JustGetItRight: Ok, why are they running?

The mere fact that they heard the boom means the bolt that caused it didn't hit them.

Because occasionally a thunder storm will produce more than one bolt of lightning? Particularly on a hot day in Texas?


You might find it odd, but living in Alabama for most of my 45 years (and Mississippi and Arkansas for the rest) has given me a pretty good idea of how summer thunderstorms behave. I've never seen one where the sound outran the bolt. I've certainly never seen a human capable of outrunning a bolt.

Nana's Vibrator: JustGetItRight: Ok, why are they running?

The mere fact that they heard the boom means the bolt that caused it didn't hit them.

Ever been up close to a lightning strike like that? Ever felt the static running over your skin raising your armhairs mere fractions of a second before the lightning comes down, then hear that noise and have the logical mindset to not even flinch because you weren't actually struck?
If you're like most people, the answers are no. You'd be lucky not to have soiled yourself and screamed "Third Reich! Al Qaeda! Pearl Harbor! Boyz 'n the Hood!" while sprinting for cover.


Twice, actually.

The first time was standing under an aluminum awning outside a police station. It destroyed every piece of electronic equipment in the building and two patrol cars idling in front stopped running. The bolt hit the 50' radio tower attached to the rear of the station.

The second time was while standing in the open garage at my house. It hit a tree right beside it and blew the top of it apart like an artillery shell. The pine smell was amazing - like you had dumped a few thousand car air fresheners.

In neither case did it scream anything other than a possible 'oh shait'. I certainly never soiled myself. In the case of my house, I did run outside to make sure it wasn't on fire.
 
2012-07-09 11:56:50 AM

Uncle Pooky: someonelse: Mike Napoli, despite wearing a full set of catcher's gear, was one of the quickest Rangers off the field.

I guess the writer is making the point that it's hard to sprint in catcher's gear, but home plate is the closest position to "off the field," after all.

To be fair, he's also one of the quickest Rangers off the field when he's batting, too.

/Somebody should explain the concept of "contract year" to him.


Right on. I remember when they were trying to negotiate an extension in the offseason and stopped trying because they were too far apart. Unless he turns into Babe Ruth in the 2nd half, Napoli & agent blew it big time.
 
2012-07-09 11:59:19 AM

IggyFan: someonelse: Mike Napoli, despite wearing a full set of catcher's gear, was one of the quickest Rangers off the field.

I guess the writer is making the point that it's hard to sprint in catcher's gear, but home plate is the closest position to "off the field," after all.

First and third base disagree.


I would've thought the catcher is closer. I've never been on an MLB field, though. Maybe the camera angle is deceptive.
 
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