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Hurricane-force winds bring 'Tarp-nami' 2 -- the sequel!

Hurricane-force winds bring 'Tarp-nami' 2 -- the sequel! »Play Video
Photo of wayward tarp at Albuquerque Isotopes baseball game during ferocious thunderstorm on July 26, 2013. (From YouTube video by Steve Brittenham)

One of my all-time favorite blogs was about the "Tarp-nami" -- when a massive thunderstorm suddenly struck a Knoxville, Tenn. minor league baseball game and blew the tarp around, nearly smothering a member of the grounds crew.

Well, thanks to another impressive thunderstorm that struck Albuquerque on Friday, we now have the sequel.

As I chronicled in my last blog entry, the storm brought 89 mph winds and a ton of rain.

It just so happened the storm also struck just as their minor league team, the Albuquerque Isotopes, were just getting under way.

Their grounds crew tried to apply the tarp as well, also with no success.

Take a look at these videos in addition to the one at the top and just imagine some dramatic soundtrack in the background:





And here is the original "Tarpnami" from Knoxville: