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Cat frolics on field in fifth inning in KC
MLB.com ^ | August 5, 2009 | Rustin Dodd

Posted on 08/06/2009 7:14:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Say what you want about their win-loss record, but the Royals' 2009 season is definitely running in first place in the bizarre moments category.

The Royals lost earlier this year in Cleveland when the Indians' game-winning hit ricocheted off a seagull in center field. Feel free to read that again.

This time, there was a cat sighting on the field of Kauffman Stadium.

Trailing the Mariners, 8-4, in the top of the fifth during Wednesday's 11-6 loss, a mysterious gray cat wandered out onto the field.

"Was I smiling? I don't know if I smiled or not," said Royals manager Trey Hillman. "It was one of those things that didn't really surprise me. I was surprised it wasn't entirely black."

There were conflicting stories being told after Wednesday's game. Some people seemed to think the cat came from the stands. Others said it materialized in the Mariners' bullpen.

This much is certain, the crowd finally became aware of the cat when it showed up in front of the Mariners' dugout.

"It jumped from the stands into our bullpen," said Mariners' reliever Shawn Kelley said. "We thought it was going to attack [pitching coach] John [Wetteland] so we had to divert it away from him. It scaled an eight-foot wall, it really did. We were just concerned with saving John. We thought he was in trouble. He was cornered."

Appearing frightened, the cat bolted around the diamond, moving toward home plate, before running down the right-field line.

Royals catcher Miguel Olivo stood up and lunged at the cat for a second, but it took off into foul territory.

"You always see that on SportsCenter but you never get to see it live," Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu said. "That's the first time I've seen one live.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlb.mlb.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; cats; kittyping; meow

1 posted on 08/06/2009 7:14:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Slings and Arrows; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Perdogg; pissant; nuconvert; Kaslin; SunkenCiv

After all the glum news we’ve had, this is a much-needed tonic. It’s too bad a cat didn’t interrupt the debate on the Health Care Bill.


2 posted on 08/06/2009 7:16:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

"I noooo nuthing"

3 posted on 08/06/2009 7:17:30 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

LOL ...

My cats are on saline drip and B12 shots
They keep going and going at 17 YIKES


4 posted on 08/06/2009 7:20:20 PM PDT by LittleMoe
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To: Doogle
I like to think your cat just came face to face with "That One".)

I love your cat!

5 posted on 08/06/2009 7:23:48 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: LittleMoe

My kitty lived to 20.


6 posted on 08/06/2009 7:25:23 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I remember several years ago when Randy Johnson pitched for Arizona. He threw a fastball that struck a dove broadside just as both were crossing homeplate. Feathers went flying and the dove was killed instantly. What are the odds?


7 posted on 08/06/2009 7:27:01 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: netmilsmom

thats nice to know! Dont get me wrong I love the cats but its getting expensive


8 posted on 08/06/2009 7:32:50 PM PDT by LittleMoe
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To: Clintonfatigued

ICanHasBallParkFranks presents MLBcats!


9 posted on 08/06/2009 7:38:00 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (nothing is normal anymore)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ..

10 posted on 08/06/2009 7:39:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: netmilsmom

Mine made it to ALMOST 22 years.


11 posted on 08/06/2009 7:41:45 PM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: Man50D

Randy Johnson’s bullseye pitch.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KteP6k1wg94


12 posted on 08/06/2009 7:43:05 PM PDT by dancusa (The word "racist" is a magic shield word that's supposed to stop any dissent.)
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To: LittleMoe

A friend of mine had to put her Yoshi down last week. Great cat, way too expensive to keep him alive.

He was almost 18. He was a great cat, a real lover with a deep throaty meow. Because he was long haired, you never knew just how thin he was getting.

I think he was happy to cross the rainbow bridge.


13 posted on 08/06/2009 8:32:08 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: netmilsmom

You get to a point where you have to ask if you’re keeping your animal alive for him, or for you? With animals you can ask the quality of life question because all animals are living in the moment way more than we do (we spend a lot of time thinking about the past and the future).


14 posted on 08/06/2009 9:08:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I fully agree.


15 posted on 08/06/2009 9:22:57 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ohhh poor little one..the noise and people had him/her really freaked out.


16 posted on 08/06/2009 9:28:57 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace
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To: Clintonfatigued

All your bases are belong to us!


17 posted on 08/06/2009 10:09:11 PM PDT by TNdandelion (This should be fun.)
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To: LittleMoe

Got 2 of those myself.


18 posted on 08/07/2009 3:36:50 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (There is not enough combined intellect in the beltway to jumpstart a moron.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; darkangel82

They chased the cat away? They should have seen if it could pitch or hit first.


19 posted on 08/07/2009 4:37:14 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: LittleMoe

My cat gets B12 every month too...hope she lives to at LEAST 17....


20 posted on 08/07/2009 5:33:35 AM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: Fawn

Hi Fawn, I would love to see a picture the baseball cat!


21 posted on 08/07/2009 5:56:58 AM PDT by angcat (GOOD LORD PLEASE HELP THE USA!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Amen! What a hoot!


22 posted on 08/07/2009 8:11:22 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Impy
LOL!!!!!!

KC has had it's problems for years now. They could use the kitty as a mascot!

23 posted on 08/07/2009 8:13:56 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Clintonfatigued

The Cat defeated the Royals 3-1.


24 posted on 08/07/2009 8:15:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fawn

Hi Fawn. How’s it going? It’s nice to see you, and I hope your ferals and pets are doing well.


25 posted on 08/07/2009 8:19:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady (zer0 the granny killer)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor kitty was scared crazy, flehmening (not menacingly showing its teeth as the announcer said), and trying to get away from all the noise and openness. That was a definite “I’m in an alternate universe” response.


26 posted on 08/07/2009 8:19:50 AM PDT by TheOldLady (zer0 the granny killer)
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To: TheOldLady

Hi Lady...yes all is well....hope the same for you.....


27 posted on 08/07/2009 11:41:06 AM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: Man50D; dancusa
"I remember several years ago when Randy Johnson pitched for Arizona. He threw a fastball that struck a dove broadside just as both were crossing homeplate."

From Wikipedia:

"On August 4, 1983, (Yankee's outfielder, Dave) Winfield unintentionally killed a seagull by throwing a ball at it while warming up before the fifth inning of a game at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. Fans responded by hurling obscenities and improvised missiles. After the game, he was brought to the Ontario Provincial Police station and arrested for cruelty to animals..."


28 posted on 08/07/2009 11:45:23 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Fawn

Good to hear. Mostly okay here too.


29 posted on 08/07/2009 11:50:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady (zer0 the granny killer)
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To: TheOldLady

Hope the ‘mostly’ is not serious?


30 posted on 08/07/2009 12:22:51 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Bullies suck.


31 posted on 08/07/2009 12:23:14 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: angcat
Hi Angie---here's the video of the cat in action. Wonder why it's mouth was open the whole time...it must of been very hot..
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090805&content_id=6268552&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb&partnerId=rss_mlb
32 posted on 08/07/2009 12:23:34 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: TheOldLady

My normally-very-mellow tomcat was like that coming out of anaethesia - it was obvious that he wasn’t seeing this world.


33 posted on 08/07/2009 12:24:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Fawn
"Bullies suck."

Winfield was playing for the Yankees at the time.

34 posted on 08/07/2009 12:26:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Fawn

Mine made it to 16 before old age got the best of her.


35 posted on 08/07/2009 3:06:51 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; IndyTiger; henkster; JerseyJohn61; TennTuxedo; Mr_Moonlight; ...
BASEBALL PING LIST

If you would like to be on the ping list let me know.

This will be a medium volume ping list during the baseball season and a low volume ping list when all life stops in late October.

36 posted on 08/07/2009 3:49:15 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Fawn

Just a little nervous about Hubby’s job. He’s stressed a bit because some customers are going away, and he and his boss are working hard to replace the lost business. It’s okay so far. Thanks.


37 posted on 08/07/2009 7:40:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady (zer0 the granny killer)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mine have been pretty quiet after surgery except for Shadow, the new girl. She cried pitifully all the way home from the vet. Broke my heart.

The late Muffin escaped into the attic once, and he had that same look until we coaxed him out.


38 posted on 08/07/2009 7:44:44 PM PDT by TheOldLady (zer0 the granny killer)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL LOL I remember that. PETA was after Dave.


39 posted on 08/08/2009 7:03:50 AM PDT by angcat (GOOD LORD PLEASE HELP THE USA!)
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To: Fawn

LOL

What a Beautiful cat. I hope someone takes him and gives him a nice life.


40 posted on 08/08/2009 7:09:07 AM PDT by angcat (GOOD LORD PLEASE HELP THE USA!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

That cat wasn’t ‘showing its teeth’, he was hyperventilating out of fear. Poor guy just had the 5 most terrifying minutes of his life.


41 posted on 08/08/2009 7:23:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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