A raccoon isn’t generally an animal pitchers like to hang around the bullpen at a baseball stadium — or anywhere in general, for that matter.
Yet at Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon, that’s exactly what the Cincinnati Reds encountered.
A few hours before the Reds’ game against the Dodgers on Sunday in Los Angeles, a member of the stadium cleaning crew spotted a wild raccoon who had wrapped himself around a bar in the Reds’ bullpen, according to the Associated Press. The worker called animal control, who came and removed the raccoon from the stadium before the game started.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) May 13, 2018
Thankfully for the Reds, many of their players hadn’t arrived to the stadium yet. Imagine trying to warm up with a raccoon walking around — it probably wouldn’t go too well.
The raccoon’s presence didn’t shake the Reds, either. They beat the Dodgers 5-3 on Sunday, completing the four-game sweep and grabbing their sixth-straight win.
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