If you’re like me – you were watching the Dodgers game on Friday night – and you believed the cameraman had a folly. However, that was not the case.
In this case, it was an earthquake. To be exact, a 6.9 earthquake that rattled Dodger Stadium for a solid minute. The natural disaster occurred during 8:21 PM local time, or in the fourth inning of the game with Kiké Hernandez at the plate.
Here is a video from the Los Angeles Dodgers official twitter account.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 6, 2019
While I have not been alive as long as many of you who have been watching Dodger baseball since Chavez Ravine looked differently, this was the first time I remember any type of earthquake during an actual game.
Wow very nerve wracking, feeling #earthquake at Dodger Stadium in the bottom of the 4th?
— Dieter Ruehle (@DieterRuehle) July 6, 2019
Dodgers’ broadcaster Orel Hershiser added a little humor to the telecast by quoting song lyrics. Moreover, it followed Dieter Ruehle playing a James Taylor song on the organ.
“I feel the earth move under my feet.”
Both Joe Davis and Hershiser remarked with surprise that none of the players seemed to react to the event. However, fans on the telecast could be heard audibly making noise during the
Finally, Hernandez flew out to deep left field just seconds after the camera stopped shaking.