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The Yankees and Red Sox were somewhat startled by thunder

Jun 3, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

On the one hand: it’s totally legit to be freaked out by big booming thunder and lightning when you’re sitting in a big open-air stadium. On the other hand, it still is kinda funny to see real-time reactions to big booming thunder:

  1. mathieug79 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    LOL at Johnny Gomes hugging the reporter! must’ve been scary tho

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      for the reporter…

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      Thunduh-buddies for life!

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      what a bunch of sissies……………

  2. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    I miss the days where players used to run out onto the tarp during rain delays and dance and play slip and slide. I guess 100 million contracts ended those bits of fun.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      Youtubing college rain delay gives us a lot of fun results:

    • 18thstreet - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      And you knew where you were then!
      Girls were girls, and men were men.
      Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

      • fanofevilempire - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:21 PM


        RIP Edith

  3. mybrunoblog - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    I bet half of those guys thought it was an explosion not thunder. It’s New York City. In the back of our minds the next terrorist attack could come at any time.

    • sophiethegreatdane - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      A person doesn’t have time for that kind of analysis before the nervous system initiates a frightened reaction. You hear/feel the thunderclap, and you jump. I’m sure they all figured it out pretty quickly.

      • awesomenar - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

        Yeah, and the fact that it was a torrential downpour, commonly accompanied by thunder and lightning.

    • dondada10 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      I’m not sure why Bruno is getting so many thumbs down. He, like I, is a New Yorker. His comment is accurate.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM

        Because merely saying you are a new yorker doesn’t lend it any more credence. If you live in the catskills you are a new yorker, should you have the same fear*? I’d also think the torrential rain would be more of a clue as to what the noise was than a possible explosion. NYC has seen two terror plots, in ’93 and ’01. It’s not exactly downtown Baghdad.

        *I was in college on 191st Street when it happened. So don’t think I’m someone trying to diminish what occurred on that day.

  4. cur68 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    When thunder rolls round here my lil doggie will run and hide. She’s very peculiar about it, though. She hides her head, shoulders and about the first 3rd of her body. Usually under the couch. Since she has the hearing of, well, of a dog she’s usually the first to note the coming weather. So, when I see half a border collie, the rest apparently crushed under the couch, I know to be ready for it. These guys could do with my dog as their early warning system. Then they could all have joined her under the dugout bench.

    She’d be very useful, too. She could run messages to the bullpen (because the phones don’t work sometimes), warm up pitchers (if they didn’t mind throwing spitballs), and chase off pigeons, streakers, and the likes of Heyman.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

      Mine used to jump in my lap and whine. She never could understand that at 60 lb, she was not a lap dog.

      Do collies make good sled dogs?

      • cur68 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:37 AM

        They make TERRIBLE sled dogs. They pull with ‘thusiasm, but they don’t weigh enough to manage to move you, the sled, the supplies, and the dozen or so seal pup pelts and blubber bags.

        They CAN however retrieve the arse off of escaping seal pups. Do that non-stop. Wonderful seal-pup herders, your border collie. But, if you want a sled pulled, get a moose. Pull a sled all day your basic moose.

        I still think a border collie would be MUCH better that a bullpen phone or even a pitching coach. Think about it: what does a faltering pitcher need? A lecture? To be told what to do? To be told where to pitch it? Nope. He knows those things. What he needs is some reassurance. Some love and kindness to calm him down so that he can re-focus and get the job done. If it where my dog, you could do it with a hand signal. Call time, gesture to Bella to get out there and get that pitcher back on track (tap the arm and give her the “lets go” sign) and she’d be out there like a shot. Slobber all over him, lick his face, high five him, pee on the back of the mound for luck and trot back in. Now THAT might be of more use than a pitching coach coming out to say “throw strikes, meat”.

      • jcmeyer10 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM

        Cur, your comment literally made me laugh out loud. Especially at the “Pull a sled all day, your basic moose” bit. I can picture (whatever you look like, putting in the guy who played God in the Big Lebowski for humors sake) saying all this with a straight face.

      • cur68 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        Hey thanks, man. That’s quite a compliment. Ever since I saw The Big Lebowski I wanted to be that guy in the bowling alley. He Who Knows All and Speaks With That Voice. Only I’d be a drunk. Like really drunk. The straight faced drunk with a beard you could hide a chicken in and That Voice. Alas. The only time I was ever on TV I discovered that I lack what all true media people have: a good side. Its all pretty appalling, no matter what camera angle you use. sigh

      • historiophiliac - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

        Funny > pretty

    • jerseygirl57 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      Mine hides in the bathtub. Even if all it’s doing is mildly raining. I told my husband, that if we lived in the midwest, she would know what to do in a tornado, but she would also spend all her time in the bathtub!

  5. multiplemiggs - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Bunch of homos. Everything about them irks me. You want homosexuals in sports? Here’s a bunch right here! God how much funnier it would have been if A-Rod was there.

    • Kevin S. - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      I think you’re late for third period.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      Enjoy your ban

    • jcmeyer10 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      Really went for the jugular on that one.

    • protius - Jun 4, 2013 at 6:11 AM

      So, when are you coming out?

  6. acdc363 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    LOL that was awesome. Woulda done the same thing myself.

  7. hojo20 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    They are humans, so it’s standard to be alarmed by thunder/lightning.

  8. watermelon1 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    So basically… even GOD thinks these two teams play wayyyyy toooooo slowwwww and was sending a warning that they better start playing baseball and stop this whole adjusting gloves and taking nature hikes between every single play?

    • Joe - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      I suppose God causing hours of rain delays to teach teams to play faster makes as much sense as God wiping out a bunch of people to teach them to be nice to other people.

      • jcmeyer10 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        He works in mysterious ways. Ask Job Bluth.

  9. 13arod - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    scoutsaysweitersisabust kansas did that a couple of times alredy

  10. northstarsmitty - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    This gave me a smirk. I am surprised sooo many ppl detailed this or mentioned it in media. Personally, this falls waaayyyyyy short of awesome when compared to the Rangers vs. Twins game a few years back. Sorry for not giving you the link, but you tube rangers vs twins thunder and you will find it. The thunder was far more loud, and it happened during the inning so as the ranger pitcher was about to set up for delivery, the thunder sounded and the batter took off running for his life and Willingham was at first base and thought a bomb went off. He crouched into a ball, holding the back of his while almost rocking in fear. It was priceless. Worth a look if you got a few minutes. Not to take away from this bloop, but I cannot help but to remember that other game and the reactions of all parties on the field haha

  11. northstarsmitty - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Okay I decided not to be lazy, here y’all go:

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