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Yankees-Rays delayed after lightning strike

Jul 18, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

Lights out at Tropicana Field Reuters

Another day, another problem at The Trop.

Monday’s game between the Yankees and the Rays was delayed in the fifth inning after a couple of light sets went dark, reportedly the result of a lightning strike.

The game resumed after an 18-minute delay.  Immediately, afterwards, rookie Alex Cobb was able to get Robinson Cano to ground out with two on to protect the Rays’ 4-2 lead and send the game to the bottom of the fifth.

Sunday night’s game between the Red Sox and Rays was briefly delayed after a flyball hit one of the catwalks at Tropicana Field, breaking a light and scattering some glass onto the field.


  1. flpunx - Jul 18, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    Thanks, HBT for jumping on the trashing the Trop bandwagon. ESPN must be so proud. Maybe you should push for an outdoor stadium in Florida, so our attendance can be just as good as the Marlins’ in South Florida. . . . . .

  2. hittfamily - Jul 18, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Another day, another problem at The Trop.

    Or, Another day, another reason why The Trop is ideal. A venue that crowds 30,000 people into a 3 acre plot gets struck by lightning and no injuries are reported. Massive success. It rains a 100 times a year here. Nothing says baseball season like 30 double headers a year.

  3. dailyrev - Jul 19, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    How about some real beisbol news here? Try, Pirates in 1st. By themselves, no one beside them. It’s underdog heaven these days, Japanese soccer ladies, another Northern Irish linkster champ, and the Battling Bucs of Carnegietown.

  4. jimbo1949 - Jul 19, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Who are they trying to hold hostage? If MLB doesn’t like the Trop let MLB build a new place, no more corporate welfare!

  5. bradentonbuc - Jul 19, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    NOTHING wrong with the Trop! Anyone whom says so knows nothing about Tampa Bay or the Rays.

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