Surely you've thought it when you saw Rip Tide come flying around the warning track in a four-wheeler at Harbor Park: He's going too fast.
Well, the unthinkable happened to the Norfolk Tides mascot during Sunday's game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and Rip Tide took a spill. Fortunately, he popped back up and seemed to be not too much the worse for wear.
Video of the accident showed up on a number of national web sites Monday, including CBS and FOX news, and ESPN contacted the Tides to say the network planned to use it on its channels.
The YouTube video picked up more than 11,000 hits by mid-day Monday.
Rip Tide took his usual spin on his ATV, although much slower, during Monday night’s game against Rochester.
The Tides, by the way, scored an unearned run with two outs in the ninth to win the game 6-5.
Posted to: Baseball
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