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.
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:
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: