Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stadium sinkhole cancels batting practice at Rangers game

A busted pipe is to blame for the cancellation of batting practice at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Tuesday afternoon.

The underground pipe located below the infield created a sinkhole right beneath the pitcher's mound and subsequently forced workers to fix the problem approximately two hours before the Indians-Rangers game.

The problem was noticed when Texas players went out onto the field to take batting practice and discovered a massive hole in the middle of the infield.

Two weeks ago, a game between Arizona and Texas at Rangers Ballpark was postponed because of unplayable field conditions. The infield was soaked during a short thunderstorm about an hour before that scheduled start while the grounds crew struggled to get the tarp on the field.

Repairs were made and the game was played as scheduled. The Indians won, 5-2.


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