Cubs Grounds Crew Has Trouble Getting Tarp on Field During Rain Delay vs. Giants

Brian ChenSocial Media Staff August 19, 2014


During the fifth inning of Tuesday night's Cubs-Giants game, heavy rain halted the action, and the Wrigley Field grounds crew had some serious issues.

The game was delayed four hours and 34 minutes before being called after four-and-a-half innings, awarding the Cubs a 2-0 victory.

Updates from Wednesday, Aug. 20

According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Giants' protest of the game was successful:

MLB later confirmed the protest had been upheld:

Andrew Baggarly of shares some info on the last successful protest:

End of Update 


With Chicago up 2-0, Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow believes the Cubs may have been struggling with the tarp on purpose:



Giants manager Bruce Bochy was also less than thrilled with the Cubs' effort during the downpour, telling reporters: "It was 15 minutes of rain there and they couldn’t get the tarp on in time. In this day and time, something should’ve been done a little bit more."

The Giants—who are in the thick of a pennant race—filed an official protest following the loss with Major League Baseball, according to Andrew Baggarly of

[MLB, Twitter]