FOX Sports Midwest @FSMidwest
Here's our little hero, the Rally Cat (although the grounds crew guy might say differently). #STLCards https://t.co/OrR2IFAv8d2017-8-10 02:41:55
St. Louis Cardinals fans who consider themselves superstitious may soon embrace the idea of the "Rally Cat."
With the bases loaded and the Cardinals trailing the Kansas City Royals 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday's contest at Busch Stadium, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina had his at-bat interrupted when an adorable creature began a journey through the outfield.
So the cat has to be named Yadi now, right? #RallyCat https://t.co/ZVf33Hsm4Q2017-8-10 02:52:52
The feline made it to the warning track before being captured by a member of the grounds crew. Unfortunately, the crew member received a few nibbles for his trouble as he carried the cat away from the action.
Molina clearly didn't mind having some time to think about his plate appearance, as he belted a grand slam to give the hosts an 8-5 lead.
The Cardinals may want to name their new friend:
What happened right after the cat ran on the field? Yadi hit a #papaslam. Can you say #RallyCat? https://t.co/wK9kKiGZHN https://t.co/LjIkXAecSk2017-8-10 03:09:15
Update: The kitty has been taken away from the ballpark, hopefully to be given an award for assisting Molina before he cleared the bases:
Update No. 2: The Cardinals released a strange statement regarding the cat's whereabouts on Thursday:
Ben Boyd @BenBoydKMOX
Looks like #rallycat will be taken away in that crate #STLCards #Busch https://t.co/C5QsOoNYwn2017-8-10 03:10:42
St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals
#STLCards official statement on the #RallyCat: https://t.co/rCimmnq6hO2017-8-10 17:39:25