Indians-Royals: Birds Attack Cleveland Again

JerseySenior Analyst IJune 12, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Shin-soo Choo #17 of the Cleveland Indians hits a home run in the second inning of their game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals last night in dramatic fashion, with Shin-Soo Choo hitting a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning.

But his single ricocheted off a seagull, one of many that had flocked to the field. The Royals outfielder couldn't field the ball either, thanks to the multitude of birds.

This isn't the first time seagulls have crashed the party in Cleveland, and need I mention the midges again?

MLB should step in and force the Indians to control this situation. I don't know how they'd do it, but it needs to stop.

I know, both teams have to play on the same field, so it's all "fair." But seagulls aren't part of baseball, and this only happens in Cleveland.

(I know there have been isolated instances in the past, but the wildlife in Cleveland is becoming a constant issue.)