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Cubs now relying upon comically bungled tarp deployment to win games

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The storm that rolled into Chicago on Tuesday night didn’t last long: only 14 minutes, according to the Associated Press. But that was long enough to make a complete mess of things, thanks to a rather Cubs-ian effort from the team’s grounds crew.

Chicago led the San Francisco Giants, 2-0, when the rain put a halt to things in the middle of the fifth inning. In came the grounds crew. Let’s just say they missed a spot.

That 14-minute downpour turned into a 4 1/2-hour delay after the infield understandably flooded. And, despite heroic efforts of a guy with a leafblower …

… and lots and lots of Diamond Dry …

… the umpires deemed the field unplayable and awarded the Cubs the victory, much to the chagrin of Giants Manager Bruce Bochy, who called it “a long, frustrating night,” especially with his team falling 4 1/2 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West after the somewhat undeserved loss. An unnamed Giants official told the Associated Press that the team would likely protest the game to Major League Baseball.

Naturally, the Cubs tarp now has a Twitter account, with one glorious tweet:

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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Cindy Boren · August 20, 2014

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