Cardinals Hit Grand Slam After 'Rally Cat' Invades Field

Zac Wassink@https://twitter.com/ZacWassinkFeatured ColumnistAugust 10, 2017
FOX Sports Midwest @FSMidwest

Here's our little hero, the Rally Cat (although the grounds crew guy might say differently). #STLCards https://t.co/OrR2IFAv8d

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. 

Cut4 @Cut4

So the cat has to be named Yadi now, right? #RallyCat https://t.co/ZVf33Hsm4Q

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/LjIkXAecSk

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/C5QsOoNYwn

St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

#STLCards official statement on the #RallyCat: https://t.co/rCimmnq6hO


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