A furry feline made a long dash into the outfield at Coors Field on Friday night, delaying the game momentarily and bringing the hometown crowd to its feet.
The purr-fect moment happened in the bottom of the eight inning when the long-haired gray cat scooted along the top of the short brick wall directly behind home plate.
The cat then jumped onto the field, along the third base line, and made a spirited sprint into the outfield, eventually settling down for a rest near Dodger Cody Bellinger.
A smiling Bellinger seemed amused, but kept his distance from the interloping cat. In short order a Coors Field staffer ran the cat down along the left-field wall, picked him up and heading back toward and outfield gate.
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Another staffer relieved the first staffer of the clawing kitty, and the trio exited the playing field.
That’s when the feral cat escaped the staffer’s clutch and disappeared into the dark night, said Cory Little, a Rockies spokesman. Both staffers who dealt with the cat were not injured.
Several feral cats live around and near the ball park, Little said. There’s not telling when one may take in a game.
“You never know what you are going to see at a Rockies game,” Little said.
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