When thunder can be heard just a few seconds after you see a flash of lightning, that means conditions are probably not favorable to be standing in the middle of an open field that is surrounded by steel. When the sound of the thunder is deafening and occurs at the exact moment you see a bolt of lightning, you do what all the players and umpires did in the video you see above.
During the fourth inning of Sunday’s game between the Twins and Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington, one of the loudest cracks of thunder you will ever hear shook the stadium and sent the players and umpires scattering. Before the game could officially be put on hold because of weather, almost every player was already sprinting for cover. If Torrey Smith thought that earthquake he felt at practice in Baltimore was scary, he wouldn’t have made it out of Texas alive. Jim Furyk, on the other hand, probably wouldn’t have been the tiniest bit fazed by it.