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It is quite often that animals find themselves on the sports fields that major league teams play on. Whether cats, squirrels, owls (you heard me right, owls) bats or rats—you name it—invade, hilarity often follows.
A few notable examples include:
The Rally Squirrel at Busch Stadium during the St. Louis Cardinals World Series run. The little bugger scurrying across home plate led to the adoption of the vermin as the team's playoff mascot.
The cat at Citi Field during its first game. The little ginger tabby scampered all the way from Left Field to the club seats, where it jumped in front of former New York Governor David Paterson before disappearing into the seats.
The bat that flew in the AT&T Center during a San Antonio Spurs game. Manu Ginobili swatted it with his hand, and the poor beast died instantly.
Randy Johnson hitting the dove that fluttered across home plate during spring training. We can obviously assume that the 95-plus MPH fastball knocked the life out of the featherbrain.
And so on and so forth...