That isn't the case at Spring Training as the Astros are playing in series of open air stadium.
It is no surprise that a game in Florida in spring time would get delayed but I don't think would anyone would expect to see a massive wall of ominous clouds descend on Champion Field in Kissimmee on Friday in the seventh inning.
Everything looked normal to start the game:
The Astros radio crew saw the rain coming in:
Rain delay soon pic.twitter.com/zPWWX74A7Z— Astros Radio (@HOUAstrosRadio) March 25, 2016
Then this happened as captured by the excellent twitter follow Jennifer Aldeman:
WHAT IS THAT? IS THE END NIGH? WHAT HAVE DONE TO WRONG YOU ZEUS? Is the aliens from Independence Day like Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich pointed out?:
Independence Day 2's already out? https://t.co/QhVcnQ5JUr— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 25, 2016
The players ran from the field like it was an alien invasion:
Watch how fast clouds move and the contrast with Singleton walking away from plate. Feels like a movie scene. pic.twitter.com/QzSidHCNbZ— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 25, 2016
Or maybe it was the ghost riders in the sky from Blue Brothers 2000 (Yes, I know it's a deep cut.):
Either way, the teams were justified in calling a game that doesn't matter a 1-1 tie.