NO RAIN, NO GAIN
I can’t ever remember seeing it rain with such ferocity at Great American Ball Park as it did last night. Three-quarters of the outfield was literally underwater and the ballpark’s drains were shooting out high-powered streams as if they were fire hoses.
The ballpark last night reminded me of a giant fountain.
At one point during the rain delay, the first two rows of seats down the left field line became completely submerged. The tunnel that leads to the umpire’s locker room (located on the outfield side of the visitor’s dugout) contained 3 feet of standing water.
The first thing I did this morning when I got to GABP was survey the situation. I braced myself for the horror. But to my amazement, I saw the beautiful field that I’m used to seeing. Doug Gallant and his grounds crew team, who were probably here all night, did a remarkable job.
There are so many employees who work behind the scenes here who have been asked to go above and beyond in making sure GABP is in tip-top shape for tonight; Major League-ready. Many of them worked through the night…and are still here. Each and everyone of those folks deserves a hearty pat-on-the-back.
Here are some photos…