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Sunday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium had to be postponed due to rain, forcing the teams to play a doubleheader on Monday. It was the first time since June 19, 1995, that an Angels home game had been rained out, and it was just the second home rainout in the team’s history.
Because they rarely have to deal with these types of downpours in the summer, Angel Stadium hasn’t exactly been equipped with the best drainage system, and their grounds crew aren’t really used to working under such conditions. So what do you do when you have a soaking wet field, an unexperienced grounds crew (at least when it comes to rain delays), and two games of baseball to play?
Well, unless you have a giant blowdryer (which the Angels do not), you bring in the City of Anaheim’s Police Department helicopter to act as a makeshift dryer and take care of all that moisture on the field.
Sound crazy? Of course it does, but the Angels did it anyway:
And it must have worked, as the teams were able to get in both games of their doubleheader—both Angels victories, 11-1 and 7-3.