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That stinks: Skunk interrupts minor league baseball game, hilarity ensues (vid)


During a recent minor league baseball game between the Jacksonville Generals and Huntsville Stars, an animal with a particular set of stinky skills (they’re like the Liam Neeson “Taken” character of the rodent world, I guess) invaded the field of play.

Players for both the Generals, a Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and the Stars, a Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers wanted no part of tangling with the critter and its propensity for spraying and could only look on while members of the grounds crew attempted to corral the little bugger.


Perhaps more amusing than the incident itself is the befuddlement by the announcers as the two kill time while the field invader is properly dealt with in an appropriate manner. As Cut4 notes, the announcing crew had a heckuva time attempting to recall the name of PepĂ© Le Pew, the notorious skunk Lothario of classic Warner Bros. cartoons, before identifying him as “Pepe De Poo, the Italian sweetheart.” Pepe De Poo? Boy, that’s a crappy effort. Wrong name. Wrong nationality. Yikes.

I also like how the one announcer mentions that a person not native to the South may not know what a skunk (or a polecat) is. Wha? I get the polecat comment, but a skunk? The commentary from there devolves into a discussion about armadillos and other assorted nonsense.