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It Was Raining Glass In Tropicana Field Last Night (Video)

by: JamieD On  Monday, July 18, 2011

During their franchise’s 14 years of existence, the Tampa Bay Rays have never experienced a rain delay at home.  That is largely due to the fact that they have been playing within the enclosed dome of Tropicana Field.  But while the dome may be able to prevent any rain from falling onto the field and delaying the action, it doesn’t appear to have an answer for the falling glass from broken ceiling light bulbs.

During the bottom of the 8th inning of last night’s game between the Rays and the Boston Red Sox, Sean Rodriguez hit a fly ball that struck one of the lights on the ceiling at Tropicana Field, causing both the field and Rays third base coach Tom Foley to be showered with glass.

The “lights out” incident was somewhat symbolic of the pitching performances put on by both teams last night, as the Sox and Rays hitters were limited to only eight hits and one run combined through 16 innings of play.

I wonder if the Rays organization will be deducting the price of a light bulb from Rodriguez’s next paycheck.  Here is another look at his light-breaking high fly ball.




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