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Watch the tarp monster nearly swallow this Phillies grounds crew member

He was just doing his job, making sure the mound was covered during Thursday's rain delay at Citizens Bank Park. And then: man down.

Grounds crew, swallow

It took about 40 seconds, but the groundskeeper was eventually recovered from the darkest and deepest regions of the beast's digestive tract. Someday, he'll tell his grandchildren of this epic tale.