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    Freak huge thunderclap frightens, astonishes players, fans during Twins-Rangers tilt

    'I thought Jesus was coming!' Terrifying lightning bolt sends
    Rangers and Twins players scurrying for cover during game
    (Daily Mail, w/MLB video)
    It was definitely an electrifying performance.

    A lightning bolt struck the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, sending players from the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers scurrying from the field for safety - with one player dropping to his knees in fright.
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    'That's the loudest noise I've ever heard. I thought Jesus was comin!' tweeted Twins center fielder Denard Span on Monday.

    'My heart stopped when I heard the thunder at the stadium. Glad no one heard me scream like a little girl too!!' Twins right fielder Ben Revere added on the social network.
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    the rest, with pictures and the video, at DM link above

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    I love Ben Revere's comment! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaticFringe View Post
    I love Ben Revere's comment! LOL!
    Figures that the multimillionaire players scurry while the minimum-wage ground crew has to go out and put down a tarp.

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    "The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a
    why and a wherefore." W. Somerset Maugham, 'Of Human Bondage', 1915, via Matthew 5:45
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    AP has a bit of an update, at SI.com:
    Rangers officials said the lightning struck north of stadium and didn't hit the facility. There were no reports of damage or any injuries.

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    I will admit to loving thunderstorms now (I used to be utterly terrified of them...then spent some time in Illinois).

    I promise you, though, that I would have dropped to my knees as well, covering my head, and then run off the field too, if that happened to me.

    I will say that the vid is terribly funny...and even people in the stands were throwing their arms over their heads and ducking down; it was a very loud, very close lightning strike (the lightning happens a nanosecond before the boom...you can see it if you're looking close and run the vid a time or two for the timing of it all) and deafening thunder crash.

    Yeah, I'd be running too.

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