Monday, July 09, 2007

Phillies lend a hand

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies avoided their 10,000 loss in franchise history with an 8-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. Jimmy Rollins had three hits -- including two RBI singles -- and Pat Burrell hit his 11th homer of the season for Philadelphia.

The Phillies lent a helping hand in the seventh-inning delay by rescuing members of Colorado's grounds crew from underneath the whipping tarp. A strong burst of wind caught hold of it as the crew tried to roll it over the infield. Shane Victorino grabbed a corner, dug in his feet and pulled it as hard as he could toward left field. Ryan Howard held a section down with a knee. Michael Bourn started heaving sand bags onto the tarp to weigh it down. LaTroy Hawkins was the only Colorado player to lend a hand.

Well if you ever wondered what an infield tarp is made of, you can rule out latex. As we've seen time and time again, pro athletes won't go near that type of cover.

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