Thursday, August 10, 2017

Paw-lease

Last night St. Louis Cardinals were playing the Kansas City Royals.  In the sixth inning of the game a bit of future baseball lore unfolded. The Cardinals were down by one run, but the bases were loaded.  Somehow, a cat got onto the field as Yadier Molina was at the plate. Yadi pointed his bat towards the cat, and play stopped. It took a couple of minutes for the kitty to amble across the field and get captured. (It was none too pleased to be carried out; the grounds crew member got clawed and bit in the process.) Once the game resumed Yadi hit a grand slam right towards where he had been pointing his bat. The Cardinals won the game.



Just to make sure that our out of town children had heard about the event, this morning I sent out a link on our family chat group, titling it "Yadier Meowlina". Then I left for the gym. My phone dinged a couple of times while I was driving. I ignored it. When I came out of the gym this is what awaited me:


I guess they thought my link was the cat's meow.

Five years ago today: Who, Me? Not Me!

10 comments:

  1. Poor thing!! That is just a kit and he was scared to death. I hope they don't kill him to do the rabies test!!

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    1. Wasn't the cat cute? Right now no one knows where it is. The groundskeeper dumped it outside the stadium, where a woman picked it up. However, after a while the cat escaped from the woman's arms. However, the whole incident has caused the Cardinals to formulate a stray animal policy, so some good will come out of it.

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  2. And amazing about the grand slam too! Great family chat!

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    1. I love how we can be connected across the miles.

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  3. Love it. I'm still howling. The puntest ended too soon.

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  4. Too funny! Poor grounds keeper though. Hope he wasn't injured too badly by the kitten.

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    1. I heard that he had some pretty deep scratches and even a bite. He went to the hospital for treatment.

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  5. I hope they don't kill him to do the rabies test!!


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    1. As it turns out, they didn't. Thank goodness.

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