Independent League Baseball Team Lights Fireworks Before Game Ends

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:

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.

h/t James