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MLBVideoWeird But True

Thunder & Lightning Scared The Crap Out Of Everyone In Arlington, Texas


As Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt prepared to deliver a pitch to the Minnesota Twins’ Ryan Doumit, a huge lightning strike with an immediate thunder clap literally made an entire ballpark jump.

Watch the reactions of everyone in the frame, and then on the replays, watch how much the camera jumps – this is amazing.

I’ve never seen a field clear that quickly, the umps raced off the field like they were late for a meeting. [UPDATED] Reaction of the century from the Twins’ Denard Span, who tweeted “That’s the loudest noise I’ve ever heard. I thought Jesus was comin!”

As of this writing, the game is in a weather delay, even though there was no rain falling for nearly 15 minutes after the delay.


  • http://twitter.com/Kissthiz Me Me

    WOW!!!! FREAKY!

  • Anonymous

    The reactions at first base are great.

  • Runnerlester

    Amateur sports have lightening detectors and when lightening is detected within 20 miles the people are put inside until it is clear for 30 minutes.  Lightening is not a joke and kills lots of people every year.

  • Spyderman3012

    Yeah, stuff being made lighter is rough! ;-)

  • Pringle0322

    These guys clearly aren’t from Florida if that’s the loudest things they’ve ever heard. We have lightning like that all the time.

  • Anonymous

    You should be out racing small sailboats on a lake when that happens. AHHHHH!!!!

  • Guestish

    I need a lightening machine, not a detector.

  • Jacob N Oklahoma

    It’s like Wayne or Garth simply said ” Game off!” and nobody argued.


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