The first holdup was a 2-hour-45-minute monsoon delay when a wicked front rolled through before the sixth inning. The second delay, thanks to a reprise of thunder, lightning and rain blown sideways in a gale-began at 11:13 p.m. and brought things to a close with one out in the bottom of the eighth.But not before Elvis made his dash. Thank you, King, for making baseball fun once again.
With the Cubs batting in the bottom of the eighth, the thunder and lightning resumed with a vengeance. After one particularly jarring explosion, Houston's Lance Berkman threw off his metal chain and then sprinted off the field, refusing to risk electrocution.Elvis At The Cubs Wrigley Field [YouTube] Cubs Lose To Astros In Lightning-Shortened Game [Chicago Tribune]