It was business as usual Sunday at the Ballpark in Arlington as the Rangers took on the visiting Twins in their last game before the All-Star break. With the game tied 0-0 in the top of the 4th, and Texas starter Roy Oswalt ready to deliver a 2-2 pitch to Minnesota’s Ryan Doumit, Mother Nature decided to announce her presence with authority by dropping one of the loudest thunderclaps ever recorded on video.
The players scatter like underage kids at a kegger when the cops show up. Both teams showed good hustle as they made their way back to their respective dugouts as the grounds crew brings out the tarp for the subsequent rain delay, while the fans in the stands follow suit and empty their seats. All except for Rangers owner Nolan Ryan, who barely moved a muscle as people cleared out around him, looking more annoyed than anything. If it came down to a death match between a few bolts of lightning and The Ryan Express, my money would be on Ryan.
Here’s video of the Twins and Rangers players getting the living sh*t scared out of them…
Proof once again that Mother Nature is not to be trifled with.