Members of the Pittsburgh Pirates grounds crew struggled with the tarp during a nasty wind and rain storm at PNC Park Tuesday night before Andrew McCutchen and some other players dropped their mitts to help out.
The stadium workers tried to unroll a tarp as quickly as possible, but it didn’t go well. And, for a few terrifying moments, one worker got wrapped up in the flapping tarp as the wind took it away.
On Wednesday, the grounds memorialized the "lost" worker with an outline of a body and R.I.P. Tarp Man dug into the PNC Park infield dirt.
It was all in good fun as the worker was rescued after going M.I.A. for only a few seconds.RIP Tarp Man pic.twitter.com/t2xXFyUSJd— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) July 8, 2015
Hard to see from press box but grounds crew wrote RIP with body outline in dirt I honor of guy swallowed by tarp. pic.twitter.com/dze295iDQM— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) July 8, 2015