(Video) Hey Look, Another Squirrel Interrupted A Cardinals-Phillies Game

For the second consecutive game, a squirrel stole the show during the National League Division Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals. On Tuesday night, a rascally little critter scampered around the field at Busch Stadium during the sixth inning, Wednesday night’s varmint made its appearance known in the fifth inning, running by home plate just as Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt was making a pitch to Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker.

Some comments from the those involved (via MLB.com):

“I was wondering what size animal it needed to be to not have a pitch,” Oswalt said. “I got distracted. I didn’t really know that would be a pitch. If it ran up the guy’s leg, would he have called the pitch for a strike? It’s hard to say.”

“You notice that Roy wasn’t the least bit bothered by it,” said Lance Berkman, his former Astros teammate. “Where he’s from, that’s just par for the course.”

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel had visions of squirrel season.

“There’s not too much I can do about a squirrel running across the field,” he said. “I don’t know what I can do about that. Of course, being from the south and being a squirrel hunter, if I had a gun there, might have did something. I’m a pretty good shot.”

Ah, that Charlie Manuel and his dreams of small game hunting. You gotta love the guy.

Squirrel zooms past plate during Oswalt pitch [MLB.com]

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7 Comments

  1. Janeen Busey

    October 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Missouri squirrels have excellent taste in teams…I oughta know!

  2. Dilly

    October 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I never seen that happend before. I gusse he had to clean the peanuts off the ground.He sure was funny.

  3. 51NG3R

    October 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    So what if he had thrown a real low slider? If it would’ve hit the squirrel? Greatest thought about it that ran through my head was if the batter would’ve golf swung the squirrel in the the infield or at the pitcher? Really i think it would should have rules equivelent to throwing the ball with the pitcher not in the box.

  4. greg wheeler

    October 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    the squirrel was lucky , remember randy johnson taking that pigeon out with a 100 mph fastball ..

  5. keith

    October 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Call Orkin!

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  7. omar

    June 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    GGGGGreatest thought about it that ran through my head was if the batter would’ve golf swung the squirrel in the the infield or at the pitcher? Really i think it would should have rules equivelent to throwing the ball with the pitcher not in the box.

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