Cubs grounds crew battles rain at Wrigley

A member of the grounds crew works on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

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A quick and heavy rain storm caught the Chicago Cubs grounds crew by surprise on Tuesday night and they were unable to complete their typically routine task in a timely manner. By the time the tarp was in place, roughly six or seven minutes after they started, the rains were almost finished, but the field was ultimately left in unplayable condition. The Cubs grounds crew worked over four and a half hours to repair the field, but the decision was made to call the game with Chicago leading 2-0 over the San Francisco Giants after four and a half innings, which made it an official game.
Mark Townsend

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