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Pittsburgh Pirates grounds crew member Jeff Miller tries to control the tarp on the infield Tuesday night, July 7, 2015, as a storm blows into PNC Park during a baseball game between the Pirates and the San Diego Padres in Pittsburgh. | Matt Freed / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP

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It rained in Pittsburgh tonight. Was windy, too.

And by the time the infield could be covered, an MVP had been pulled into action and a member of the ground crew had been swallowed whole by a tarp at PNC Park during the Pirates-Cincinnati Reds game.

It’s not all just raking dirt and painting lines, folks.

Members of the grounds crew get caught underneath the tarp while heavy wind and rain came down causing a rain delay between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Diego Padres in the third inning during the game at PNC Park on July 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco and Sean Rodriguez, from left, help grounds crew members put the tarp on the infield Tuesday night, July 7, 2015, in Pittsburgh as a storm blows into PNC Park during a baseball game between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds. | Matt Freed / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP

Andrew McCutchen, 22, Sean Rodriguez, 3, and Gregory Polanco, 25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates help out by holding down the tarp as a member of the grounds crew crawls out after being swallowed by the tarp as heavy wind and rain started in the third inning against the San Diego Padres causing a rain delay during the game at PNC Park on July 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

Members of the grounds crew get caught underneath the tarp while heavy wind and rain came down causing a rain delay between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Diego Padres in the third inning during the game at PNC Park on July 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

Andrew McCutchen, 22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates helps out members of the grounds crew by holding down the tarp as heavy wind and rain started in the third inning against the San Diego Padres causing a rain delay during the game at PNC Park on July 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

Vance Worley, 46 of the Pittsburgh Pirates smiles as he helps members of the grounds crew secure the tarp as heavy wind and rain fell in the third inning cuasing a rain delay against the San Diego Padres during the game at PNC Park on July 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

Of course, Chicago grounds crews are no stranger to the danger:

And other crews have felt the cold slap of a tarp monster:

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