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A sprinkler miss-app?

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The accidental sprinkle was the result of a "butt-dial"

A miss-app led to a wet game for a minute
A miss-app led to a wet game for a minute
Thad Bell

So this happened Saturday night as the Colorado Rapids prepared to take a set piece...

The sprinklers start just as the Rapids prepare

The sprinklers start just as the Rapids prepare

It was not a planned event or an attempt by Sporting Kansas City to disrupt play. No, it was a case of things being a little too automated.

It seems the grounds crew can turn on the sprinklers remotely and an errant "butt dial" started the sprinklers. A mad scramble to figure out what happened and get them turned off resulted in wet minute or so but no harm done. Just a simple little miss-app...

A new form of home field advantage could result, one of the assistant coaches on the bench with a smart phone waiting to hit the sprinkle app in case of an opponent breakaway. Or with Sporting Innovations help it could be a fan vote on the fans app.