Watch: Tacoma Rainiers mascot gets stuck under tarp

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 3 at 9:05 AM

TACOMA, Wash. – The mascot of the Tacoma Rainiers fought his way to freedom after getting trapped under the tarp during a rain delay.

Rhubarb the Reindeer was helping the grounds crew pull the tarp onto the field during Friday's game between the Rainiers and the Portland Beavers at Cheney Stadium.

About halfway across, Rhubarb slipped and fell.

Because the tarp is so heavy, the grounds crew needed to keep its momentum going to get the tarp all the way across, so they had to leave Rhubarb there.

Once the tarp was on, the mascot worked his way out. He waved to the crowd, covered in dirt.

After the rain delay, the Rainiers went on to win the game, 11-6.

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