The Padres and Dodgers played through a 7.1 earthquake like it was nothing at all
It's been an earth-shaking few days in Southern California -- literally -- and another jolt came through on Friday night.
A day after a 6.4 quake struck the region, everything started going crazy again in the fourth inning of Friday's Padres-Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium, and as is usually the case, it looked pretty crazy on TV:
The Padres' TV feed had a similar feel ...
Friday's quake registered at 7.1 magnitude, even larger than the 1989 Loma Prieta quake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area and disrupted the Giants-A's World Series (which was a 6.9). That's pretty wild, honestly.
My family moved to California from Florida when I was 4 years old, so I've seen my share of earthquakes. They're always a bit surreal and exceptionally strange to experience, but this latest one was intense.
My apartment building shook for what felt like a solid minute, and those first few seconds of asking "wait, is this REALLY another earthquake?" were answered when I looked up and saw the Dodgers' TV cameras bouncing around the same way my window was.
Out here in California, we deal with earthquakes more than those in other states ... and they're always weird. Playing through one as the Dodgers and Padres did on Friday night might seem weird to you if you don't experience them as often, but it makes sense. It's hard to really identify it as an earthquake as it's happening, and by the time you realize that's what it is, it's basically over.
It sure makes for some wild television, though, albeit without a calming Vin Scully narration.