You go, squirrel!
It's a bird! No, wait — it's a plane! Hold on a sec. It's ... a squirrel?
Yes, a squirrel. Now you'll understand exactly what fans and players in the St. Louis-Philadelphia playoff baseball series are thinking.
Not one, but two games in St. Louis in the National League Division Series (Games 3 and 4) have been graced by the unexpected presence of a furry fanatic on the field that wasn't quite listed on the player roster.
In Game 3, a little brown squirrel scurried through the outfield, raising a few eyebrows and fueling a few giggles.
Clearly, he's a Cardinals fan.
But now the Busch Stadium staff is setting squirrel traps up — right when the Cardinals are set to play everyone's World Series pick on the road in a decisive Game 5 tonight. Talk about potential jinxes!
The series used to be about baseball. It used to be about playoffs and titles and pennants and glory.
Well, you go, squirrel. Stay free.