The St. Louis Cardinals, hoping to streak into the playoffs, are looking for their “Rally Cat” after it reportedly went missing late Wednesday night.
The stray feline entered Cardinals lore Wednesday night, interrupting play against the Kansas City Royals with the bases loaded in the sixth inning by running onto the field.
One pitch after the grounds crew retrieved the scared kitten, Yadier Molina blasted what turned out to be a game-winning grand slam in an 8-5 victory, and the “Rally Cat” was born.
But what happened to the cat? After a series of events, the Cardinals say it is missing…
Here is their official statement:
The crew member who got the cat told SportsCenter on Thursday morning that he took the cat up the main concourse and put it down outside the stadium gate.
“We are hopeful someone will find the cat and contact us so we can properly care for it,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “Our grounds crew is working on developing a stray animal protocol to ensure the safety of both crew and animal should this happen again.
Said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny after the game: “I’m not a cat person, but I sure liked that one.”
Pretty funny 🙂