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Whole lotta shakin' goin' on in San Diego

Jun 15, 2010, 9:27 AM EDT

Richter scale.gifAs I mentioned in the recaps, the Padres-Jays game was briefly interrupted by an earthquake last night.  Video — which is gripping, mostly because of announcer Dick Enberg’s reference to “the funky chicken” — can be seen here.

I think my favorite part of the video is when they’re showing those guys on the top row of the upper deck, one of whom grabs on to the fence.  I’m going to pretend that he had ideas of riding the rubble down in the event the quake was bigger than the 5.7 it ended up being.

In other news my brother just called me from his home in San Diego to ask me if I was “covering the quake at the ballgame.”  I told him that beyond Enberg’s funky chicken thing I don’t know that there’s much of a story.  He offered to allow me to tell all of you that the pictures on his wall were swaying a little bit. Then he said that since he worked until close at the In-N-Out early this morning, he was going to sleep.

Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage of “Earth-ocalypse 2010” from your HardballTalk QuakeTeam!

  1. Dan - Jun 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Man, you would think with all of the earthquakes hitting in California that more Dodgers, Angels, Padres, etc, would be canceled or delayed by quakes. It didn’t seem all that bad but its one of those things you never know what could happen. I can’t think of a worse place to be stuck when a disaster happens than a crowded stadium.
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  2. Will - Jun 15, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    While I’m grateful that there were no injuries or damage reported, I have to say that was a deeply boring video. Other than the foul pole swaying a little bit, if you turned the sound off, you’d have no way of knowing that it was filmed during an earthquake.

  3. Stichey - Jun 15, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    “… the pictures on his wall were swaying a little bit. Then he said that since he worked until close at the In-N-Out early this morning, he was going to sleep.”
    Craig, it’s this kind of griping coverage of the human narrative that keeps me coming back each day. To paraphrase Simpson family attorney, Lionel Hutz, Mr. Calcaterra, your brother is a hero…more of the Double-Double hero variety, but a hero none the less…

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