Orioles scoreboard provides comedic relief for fans at home during rain delay

Prince J. Grimes
NBC Sports Washington

There hasn't been much to laugh at early in an MLB season already partially derailed by coronavirus outbreaks and postponed games. This is where the the Baltimore Orioles scoreboard operator steps in.

The start of Friday night's game at Camden Yards between the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays was delayed due to rain. For a little comedic relief, a message was displayed on the scoreboard that pretty much summed up the weather.

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It said: "We are currently in a rain delay. For fans wishing to experience the immersive Camden Yards AR experience, please take a shower."

In a normal season, where fans are able to attend games, no shower would've been necessary for the immersive experience of getting soaked at a ballpark. But with fans only able to view games from home as the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, everything feels like an augmented reality ... and showers are more accesible than ever.

It might not be the worst thing if O's fans took the message too literal. Baltimore got off to a rough start against Tampa, going down 2-0 before coming back to take a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning.

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