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July 29, 2012
Rain Delay Theater
The New York area was pelted by some intense rainstorms on Saturday -- which delayed the Yankees/Red Sox game by just over two hours. The slate-gray sky was the best indicator of the impending storms; look closely and notice that it's still dry... but not for long. Below, Mother Nature unleashes her fury as fans wait it out on the concourses or in the stadium's clubs.
As the rain slows, the grounds crew starts peeling back the tarp. Loaded with water, it almost looks like an ice rink. The massive amount of standing water drains amazingly well -- even after it's dumped on the grass.
A little patience, a bit of sunshine and a coordinated effort by the crew, now we're almost ready to play.