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".
This comes a day after a Gatorade cooler became a star in the NL Wild Card Game.