Marlins have their own "Rally Cat" for one night only
- Author: Angelo Rivera Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 0:40
Between the fifth and sixth innings of a home game against the Braves, the cat ran onto the field and made its way to the base of the outfield wall.
Fearing for the cat's safety, Marlins management decided not to activate the sculpture, which is triggered every time a Marlins player hits a home run, for the remainder of the game.
It's Rally Cat, the new star of the Miami Marlins.
Check out the unusual sequence of events.
On Tuesday night the Marlins put on a show for their fans and bested the Braves 8-4.
"He stayed up there for four innings". The Braves pitching staff continues to get rocked, as Atlanta has allowed five or more runs in six of its first seven games.
Marlins Park outfield with animatronic home run sculpture. "And then, I said, 'Ok, you're here for some reason. It hid its head into the [sculpture] and I was like 'what are you doing?' I didn't see it after the ninth inning when I looked up there".
Tell me that leap up the wall isn't the Major League Baseball highlight of the year so far.
The "Pet" was a cat-we don't know if it belonged to anyone but it did make a brief appearance and did exactly what I described at the beginning of this post.
Ozuna said he didn't buy the notion the cat brought good luck.
"I was hoping it wasn't black", Mattingly said.
If Ozuna had managed to hit a third home run, the team wouldn't have activated the sculpture, according to team president David Samson. "We don't want that situation on our hands".
Marlins: 3B Martin Prado (right hamstring) is scheduled to begin a four-day rehabilitation assignment Wednesday with Class A Jupiter.
"I was thinking about that moment with Colorado and I say, "Let's go brother".