Last night was supposed to be a special one for the Rockland Boulders. The president of Ramapo College threw out the first pitch, the team cheekily pushed its anti-PED message by dubbing the evening "A Night of Rods" and giving fans free pretzel rods, and the game was to be followed by a fireworks show. That last part didn't quite go as planned.
Trailing the Wichita Wingnuts 9-4 in the bottom of the ninth, the Boulders were all set to mount a late-game rally. And then the fireworks went off. Whoever was manning the official Rockland Boulders Twitter account tried to play it cool:
And here comes a surprise Mid-9th fireworks show for the fans! #PartyInTheUSA— Rockland Boulders (@RcklandBoulders) August 9, 2013
After a short delay (and a great show, I might add), the lights are coming back on in PBP for B9!— Rockland Boulders (@RcklandBoulders) August 9, 2013
Thankfully, one of the Wichita players, Ryan Khoury, grabbed his phone and snapped some pictures of the display. That's his photo above, and he also tweeted this one:
The Boulders would score two runs after the fireworks show was finished, losing 9-6. They have lost five straight.