(Video) Bad Day At The Office: Coors Field Grounds Crew Member Gets Trapped In Tarp
Have you ever had one of those days? You’re going about your work day, minding your own business and suddenly, out of nowhere, a gigantic tarp plows over you, trapping you underneath and inside. And the worst part? Your coworkers don’t even notice! Well, the very thing happened to a Coors Field grounds crew member during a rain delay of the New York Mets-Colorado Rockies game.
Via USA Today:
The man tripped while helping to pull the tarp over the infield and was quickly smothered as the rest of the crew continued on. Once the tarp was flush, he crawled his way out to safety and smiled.
The crowd, which was retreating to the concourse as rain and lightning arrived in the bottom of the seventh inning, cheered as the man crawled out from under the white tarp like a mouse sneaking out from under the bed sheets.
Wow. Quite the illustrative description of how the grounds crew member made it out from inside the tarp, although I am a bit perturbed and have to question the condition of the AP writer’s apartment if the first thing that comes to his or her mind is how the incident resembled a rodent emerging out of one’s bed sheets. Huh. Maybe it’s time for a little spring cleaning. At least the guy from SNY in the video compares the guy to a cat, which is much more palatable, from a not-living-in-squalor standpoint.
In any event, tough day at the office, indeed. But I know how that goes. If I had a nickel for every time the very same thing has happened to me. But then again, getting paid workers comp from injuries sustained at a tarp factory isn’t a bad way to get by.
Grounds crew member briefly trapped under tarp [USA Today]