Video: Squirrel on the Field at Phillies Game

Video: Squirrel on the Field at Phillies Game

Shane Victorino's response to the squirrel on the field was by far the most fitting and fantastic.

"Dude, that squirrel was unbelievable," Shane Victorino said. "Did they ever catch it?"

First baseman Ryan Howard thought the little furry guy was hilarious.

"The whole place was laughing. It was like a streaker," Ryan Howard said.

My only question after watching the replay of the squirrel on the field is why would anyone try to grab it with their bare hands? Those things have teeth and probably diseases.


Horses Don't Play Baseball

Then there was Victorino's take on the Clydesdale horses. From Jim Salisbury's post, "Animal House at Busch Stadium:"

“How about the horses?” a giddy Victorino said in the clubhouse after
the Phillies’ 3-2 win. “They went around a second time and crapped all
by our dugout. It smelled awful. I think they did it on purpose. There
was poo everywhere.”

For more on Shane's love affair with animals, we suggest this Fightins' fiction.

Here's video of the squirel on the field in St. Louis during Game 3 in which the Phillies eventually defeated the Cardinals 3-2:

Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat


Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.

Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.

One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.

With his two Savannah cats.

For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.

The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.

To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.

#RaiseTheCat lives on.