Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tagged Out At The Tarp

Rick Dempsey used to make sliding on the tarp during a rain delay look like so much fun. Who wouldn’t want to take a huge run-and-go and glide several feet across a wet, slick tarpaulin? But unless you’re a player or someone whose job requires an on-field presence, you’ll most likely be arrested trying to pull off the stunt. That’s what happened to the poor fellow in the photo above Tuesday night when he was caught by a Chicago White Sox security guard. There’s no official word yet, but we think he made the slide before he was busted. The game between the Sox and Yankees Tuesday was eventually postponed after 10:30 p.m., Chicago time, and has been rescheduled for 1:05 p.m. (CDT) today as part of a day-night doubleheader. (AP Photo/Jerry Lai)

Intersting note: On this date, May 16, in 1945, every American League game was postponed by rain, for the fourth consecutive day.

Weather Term of the Day:
ANVIL -- The upper portion of a cumulonimbus cloud that becomes flat and spread-out, sometimes for hundreds of miles downstream from the parent cloud. It may look smooth or fibrous, but in shape, it resembles a blacksmith's anvil. It indicates the mature or decaying stage of a thunderstorm.

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