The Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds were rained out on Wednesday night in the fourth inning but the entertainment continued as a male streaker made his way onto the field and eventually slid into a giant tarp tube.
Fans who braved the elements were thrilled by the guy’s antics as he originally trotted out onto the field sans apparel. He was reportedly “chugging a beer” as he ran out in front of the crowd. As he made it to a tarp-covered center field, he slipped and fell but was laughing all the way. The nudist then stood and triumphantly posed for the crowd. Then he ran for the massive tube, sliding inside to hide from authorities as they tried to extricate him from it. Eventually, they were successful and arrested the streaker. He will almost certainly get a fine and be charged with indecent exposure but he won the hearts of the fans.
The Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott just happened to be attending the game and got a free shot on video. It instantly went viral. Everybody evidently loves a streaker.
Somehow, the intrepid exhibitionist made it all the way to the Skittles branded infield tarp without getting chased by security. They were not keen on following the man into the tube and opted to just wait for him to come out. Officials positioned themselves at either end of the tube just in case.
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Cops taking the streaker off the field at the Nationals game. pic.twitter.com/2vQjKy0T3s
— David Fucillo (@davidfucillo) May 27, 2021
After the excitement ended, the rain didn’t. It went on for another two and a half hours and the game was suspended.
Joe Ross pitched all four innings that were played for Washington. He also notably singled in a run in the third inning off Brad Brach. He allowed three hits, struck out four, and then walked one while throwing 55 pitches.
“First rain game I’ve had to deal with this year,” Ross stated, ignoring his bad luck. “I’m sure it probably won’t be the last.”
Reds starter Jeff Hoffman tallied four outs before he was taken out due to a sore right shoulder. Hoffman was charged with two runs and two hits. He threw 20 of his 46 pitches as strikes. Immediately following his 46th pitch and his fifth walk, he motioned to the bench and received a visit from the medical staff.
Starlin Castro hit an RBI single during the first inning for Washington. Alex Avila also drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk.
The game will resume on Thursday afternoon, with Washington holding a 3-0 lead. Then after the game concludes, the series finale will be a seven-inning game that is scheduled to air at 7:05 p.m. ET.
Fans loved the stunt and how the streaker “tasted the rainbow”:
There is a nude streaker at Nationals Park who just climbed into the tarp roller. This is a picture that is not zoomed in so, you know, we don’t get too intimate here. pic.twitter.com/e0wyArJsha
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) May 27, 2021
I was on the edge of my seat after he went into the tarp roller. I’ve never rooted harder for the protagonist to escape against all odds.
— edmond sherbet (@edmondsherbet) May 27, 2021
Arrested for not wearing a face mask.
— Reiner Wilhelms. 雨男 (@rewtoetzi) May 27, 2021
I wouldn’t want to hear Thom Brennaman’s call of this……
— D’OH! (@hardkoreham) May 27, 2021
Omg it's a SKITTLES TASTE THE RAINBOW tarp how INCREDIBLE
— blank. (@magnolia_quaker) May 27, 2021
well thats one way to wax your frontside going in…….and as long as the security guards dont play whack a mole at the end…. pic.twitter.com/rSu9AaTwFD
— Russ Allen (@redaln1) May 27, 2021
He need bail money? Cause that entertainment is worth a fee. #FreeTheStreaker
— Manda (@MandroPandro) May 27, 2021
Normally, KF wouldn’t condone such behavior, but there’s just something about streaking a field that makes me tip my hat to the man living for the moment 😂
— Killer Frogs (@Killer_Frogs) May 27, 2021
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