Mild-mannered grounds-crew member morphs into Tarp Guy
A grounds crew member nearly took one for the team Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium during Game 1 of the ALDS between the Astros and Royals.
As rain began to fall in the third inning, the grounds crew jumped into action, hustling to get the tarp on the field as soon as possible.
One problem: An unlucky member nearly was engulfed by the tarp, but one of his fellow grounds-crew members stepped in.
And it appears as though the grounds-crew member escaped injury.
Update on tarp guy: Royals say he was uninjured … and he's now a Twitter sensation: http://t.co/9aejrxKZDy
— Pete Grathoff (@pgrathoff) October 9, 2015
And has morphed into somewhat of an Internet sensation dubbed "Tarp Guy".
— Lenexa Police (@LenexaPolice) October 9, 2015
tarp guy, we hardly knew ye
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) October 9, 2015
RIP Tarp Guy.
— Zoel Lopez (@zm_lopez) October 9, 2015
IS THE TARP GUY OKAY?!
— lindsey marie (@thekuhlest) October 9, 2015
Tarp guy about to be a GIF legend, so he's got that going for him.
— D.J. Short (@djshort) October 9, 2015
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) October 9, 2015
— FOX Sports KC (@FSKansasCity) October 9, 2015
This comes a day after a Gatorade cooler became a star in the NL Wild Card Game.
X-Rays came back negative. Thank you to everyone for the well-wishes. Mark my words, I'll be back and better than ever
— Pirates Water Cooler (@piratescooler) October 8, 2015