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Rain Delay Antics Not Limited to College Ranks

This spring has brought heavy rains across the country, unfortunatelyleading to many delays and rainouts across all levels of baseball.Hopefully the rest of May and summer will bring nicer weather, puttingan end to all the cancellations. Looking on the bright side, though,the bad weather has spawned some quality rain delay entertainment forbaseball fans. The most recent example came during a long delay duringa Big South Conference game between rivals High Point and Radford,when players from each team engaged in a hilarious medieval joustingbattle.

The video of the ensuing jousting, which was posted online by theRadford Athletics website earlier this week, has caught the attentionof the sports world and led to some good laughs here at the MLB FanCave. And the jousting video was just one of many similar examples ofrain delay entertainment at college baseball games in recent memory.Trust us: if you haven't seen the Uconn-USF and Florida Atlantic-Western Kentucky dance-off videos, you're missing out.

Which got us thinking: what do major leaguers do to keep themselvesentertained during rain delays? Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp recently busted a move during a pitching change, but there probably won't be anydance-off/jousting competitions at a big league ballpark anytime soon.However, that doesn't mean that MLB players are just sitting arounddoing nothing and leaving the rain delay antics to their NCAAbrethren. Back in April, several Rangers players turned a tarp into a slip and slide and friend of the Cave Jeremy Guthrie is a frequent tweeter duringrain delays. Last night, though, Tigers pitcher Brad Penny providedeven more clarity on exactly what those antics entail. And, going offthe TwitVid that Penny posted to his Twitter last night, it seems thatMajor League players pass their time by playing hockey.

Seriously. We're unsure if that is Penny playing goalie in the video,but whoever it is looked quite impressive in goal. Other than playhockey, what other antics do you think major league players are up toduring rain delays? Let us know in the comments or tweet us@MLBFanCave.

Eye on Baseball

This spring has brought heavy rains across the country, unfortunatelyleading to many delays and rainouts across all levels of baseball.Hopefully the rest of May and summer will bring nicer weather, puttingan end to all the cancellations. Looking on the bright side, though,the bad weather has spawned some quality rain delay entertainment forbaseball fans. The most recent example came during a long delay duringa Big South Conference game between rivals High Point and Radford,when players from each team engaged in a hilarious medieval joustingbattle.

The video of the ensuing jousting, which was posted online by theRadford Athletics website earlier this week, has caught the attentionof the sports world and led to some good laughs here at the MLB FanCave. And the jousting video was just one of many similar examples ofrain delay entertainment at college baseball games in recent memory.Trust us: if you haven't seen the Uconn-USF and Florida Atlantic-Western Kentucky dance-off videos, you're missing out.

Which got us thinking: what do major leaguers do to keep themselvesentertained during rain delays? Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp recently busted a move during a pitching change, but there probably won't be anydance-off/jousting competitions at a big league ballpark anytime soon.However, that doesn't mean that MLB players are just sitting arounddoing nothing and leaving the rain delay antics to their NCAAbrethren. Back in April, several Rangers players turned a tarp into a slip and slide and friend of the Cave Jeremy Guthrie is a frequent tweeter duringrain delays. Last night, though, Tigers pitcher Brad Penny providedeven more clarity on exactly what those antics entail. And, going offthe TwitVid that Penny posted to his Twitter last night, it seems thatMajor League players pass their time by playing hockey.

Seriously. We're unsure if that is Penny playing goalie in the video,but whoever it is looked quite impressive in goal. Other than playhockey, what other antics do you think major league players are up toduring rain delays? Let us know in the comments or tweet us@MLBFanCave.

Eye on Baseball