Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez of the Pittsburgh Pirates came the aid of a grounds crew member who got trapped in a field tarp during a rain delay on Tuesday night.
The incident came during the third inning against the San Diego Padres when a storm with high winds hit the field very quickly. It was clear early on that the wind was going to play havoc with the tarp as the grounds crew attempted to cover the field.
McCutchen and Rodriguez were standing close by. The announcers speculated that they might be waiting to see if their help would be needed.
You can see just how strong the winds were at the time by the flags in the background. But also notice that Rodriguez’ hair is blowing in the opposite direction. The wind was swirling all over the place.
Sure enough, not far from where Cutch and Rodriguez were standing, the tarp got loose and a grounds crew member got swallowed alive. That’s when the Pirates players jumped to action.
Eventually, the tarp got put in place with the players continuing to help out. By this point, several other players had come to assist.
Here is the full video.
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