Pirates “honor” worker who was eaten by tarp monster

During last night’s Pirates and Padres game in Pittsburgh, the PNC Park grounds crew was called onto the field to lay out the tarp over the infield dirt after a rain delay was called. The rain quickly turned into a storm and wind was whipping the giant tarp all over the place.

Unfortunately for one worker, he got caught up inside the tarp and was swallowed whole into the belly of the “monster.”

The Washington Post shared the funny, yet terrifying video on Wednesday morning. You have to see this to believe just how powerful the winds were in Pittsburgh last night.

The groundsman was completely fine, but I am certain he was pretty shook up after the whole ordeal. It was pretty classy of Pirates players Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez to help the guy out and their reactions were pretty priceless.

The Pirates workers do know how to have fun as they outlined a body in the infield and wrote the date, as if they worker had actually been tragically lost. It is pretty hysterical and I am glad this guy has a good sense of humor.

Hey, this is just another example of how baseball teams and their stadium workers know how to have fun while on the job, especially when they have to wait an hour during a rain delay.

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