I’m not talking about the fact Pujols is complaining about the start time of the game and the resulting shadows. You fucking crybaby. If I’m not mistaken, both teams used the same mound and batter boxes and had the same benefits and disadvantaged the shadows caused. I’m not talking about the obvious change in the strike zone during game 2. I’m talking about the 6 inch 6 pound rodent terror unleashed on the Phillies/Cardinals game last night.
For the following reasons, I believe the squirrel was a trained and was on the field with a purpose.
First, the squirrel was not afraid of humans. Most times you see a squirrel, it simple runs up the tree to get away. This squirrel was in a stadium with a crowd of 50,000. Not natural.
Second, the Phillies were in the field and weren’t the least bit affected nor apprehensive. While I can understand grown men aren’t afraid of squirrels, I would have been a tad leery to chase down a ball down the line while the squirrel was just chillin under the wall padding.
Lastly, if a squirrel can learn to water ski, they can be taught to out-think Tony LaRussa.
Now what was the Phillies use for the squirrel? These are pure conjecture but I expect the truth to come out sometime between now and after the last current Phillie retires.
#9. Just a Phillies fan, who could afford tickets from stub hub so he hitched a ride to
but couldn’t figure out the seating chart. St Louis
#8. He was the combo meal #4 in
which would explain the fans trying to grab him. If you catch your dinner, it’s free. Big Mac Land
#7. He actually worked for TBS and was sent out so the announcers had something to talk about besides how great J’aime Garcia is.
#6. He has no real job or use. He’s just a pet that Stutes carries around in the Dora backpack. This would also explain the bullpen’s affinity for Pistachio Girl. She’s the squirrel’s main source of nutrition
#5. He works for the Cardinals. He plucks LaRussa’s eyebrows. He saw a stray.
|Squirrel "I told you there be hell to pay if you squirmed"|
#3. He’s a trained pickpocket sent by the Cards to swipe Worley’s sweet-ass specs.
#2. He’s been trained by Mick Bilmeyer to steal signs. The shadows were making it hard for him to do his job and got over eager and tried to find a more suitable spying location.
#1. Just a distraction to get J’aime Garcia off his game. I think you, me and Ben Franciso would agree it worked.
Anyway, the good news is I’ve stopped sweating and my heart rate has returned to normal. The better news is Oswalt’s on the hill and the Phillies are closing it out TONIGHT!
See ya at the ball park!