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Chicago Cubs Grounds Crew's Tarp Effort Was A Big Fail (VIDEO)

08/20/2014 11:03 am ET | Updated Aug 20, 2014

The skies opened up over Wrigley Field on Tuesday night and the Chicago Cubs' grounds crew struggled mightily in its attempt to keep the field playable. As the rain fell during the fifth inning, the crew failed to quickly and properly unfurl the tarp. Before long, massive pools of water had collected throughout the infield.

As a result, a downpour that lasted all of 20 minutes ballooned into a delay that lasted four hours and 34 minutes.

Not surprisingly, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn't very pleased with the grounds crew.

“It wasn’t quite playable, and like I said, it was a 15-minute rain there and they couldn’t get the tarp on in time," Bochy said, via SFGate.com. "I just think with this day and time, something should have been done a little bit more.”

Later, one YouTube user retooled footage of the botched tarp rollout, with the only musical accompaniment that could ever truly represent the Cubbies.

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