During the sixth inning of the Twins 4-1 win against the Indians, the squirrel got loose on the field and managed to halt the action for nearly five minutes.
Perhaps the Indians let it loose looking for a way to break Jose Berrios’ focus in the midst of his seven-plus inning gem?
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 13, 2017
Nah, they’re not that desperate. At least not yet.
But the squirrel did its best to grind the game to a halt by darting all over the ballpark.
???? Squirrel alert in Cleveland! ???? pic.twitter.com/WCCRLuLNF8
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) May 13, 2017
— Courtney Shilling (@cshillz) May 13, 2017
You’d think its pace here is unsustainable, but it kept going and going.
Even the fans at home were mesmerized.
— Evan Willmann (@evanwillmann19) May 13, 2017
One possibility we can’t overlook here is this squirrel might be truly nuts. In fact, that might be the safest assumption we’ve made all day.
Rally Squirrel has left the building. Highlight of day for Tribe fans. Squirrel delay was estimated 4:30.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) May 13, 2017
Billion dollar industry grinds to a halt because of a squirrel
— RandBall (@RandBall) May 13, 2017
What can you do? When a squirrel wants its 15 minutes of fame bad enough, there’s no stopping it.
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