A potentially scary scene turned comical Sunday at the Ballpark in Arlington as the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers completed their three-game series.
With one out in the top of the fourth inning of a scoreless game, lightning struck near the Rangers' park and was quickly followed by a loud clap of thunder. The noise was so loud that it caused a delay in the action. Twins catcher Ryan Doumit was at the plate facing Texas' Roy Oswalt when the lightning struck. Doumit sprinted from home plate to Minnesota's dugout - perhaps as fast as Doumit had run in any situation all season.
Meanwhile, Twins left fielder Josh Willingham was at first base when the lightning hit. He immediately dropped to the dirt as if practicing a bomb drill. The rest of the players scampered back to their dugouts after a delay was called. No rain was falling initially, but it soon followed the thunder and lightning and held up the game.
During the delay, Twins center fielder Denard Span took to Tw...