Double-A Erie SeaWolves tried to turn their ballpark into their natural habitat
The Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Tigers, lost to the Binghamton Mets, 7-3, on Friday night -- but they did not go down without a fight. Looking for an environmental advantage in the middle of the game, the SeaWolves attempted to turn their ballpark into their natural habitat, the sea:
With Mets' No. 13-ranked prospect Robert Gsellman on the mound, the sprinklers at the SeaWolves' park suddenly erupted and began saturating the field. It's not a bad strategy. We're not entirely sure what it's like to play baseball on the high seas, but we're confident a seawolf could handle it pretty well.
Alas, the sprinklers were turned on accidentally and only ran for a minute or so -- just enough to momentarily disrupt play, but not long enough to fill the stadium with water and turn the tides of the game.