Rally squirrels. Rally geese. Rally seagulls. The lore of animals causing groundskeepers headaches and the fans joy is strong in baseball. Our newest addition to the canon: an adorable cat who ran across the field after the Colorado Rockies broke up Trevor Bauer’s no-hitter at Coors Field.
The Dodgers made it through six hitless innings in his debut before the Rockies tagged him for six runs in the seventh inning.
The cat, sensing what everyone needed after that was a comedic interlude, readied itself for his big appearance.
After all, why should a baseball game keep the humans’ attention from being properly placed?
The internet loves cat videos. Enjoy this one running across Coors Field
So just as Dodgers pitcher David Price, the kitty made its run to fame, first across the infield and then to left-center between Dodgers A.J. Pollock and Cody Bellinger.
(To be fair, the poor thing looked scared out of its mind at that point, with the crowd in an uproar.)
After a brief pause in the outfield, the cat moved on to the warning track before being corralled by a pair of Rockies groundskeepers.
At that point it was scooped out, to the boos of the crowd, and with every razor blade it owned aimed at making a scratching post out of the woman who grabbed it.
Naturally, Twitter had fun.
And wait, where have we seen this kitty before?
The Dodgers won, 11-6, by the way. The ending to this story was maybe not as purrfect as the cat intended.
No updates on the kitty yet, however.