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St. Louis Believes In Magical ‘Rally Cat’ That Propeled Cardinals To Victory

Love ’em or hate ’em, the St. Louis Cardinals seem to have a knack for squeezing every ounce of luck out of feral creatures. Wednesday night was no exception after a kitten ran onto the field.

The @Cardinals have the rally cat!!! pic.twitter.com/BmFA2Xyuf7

— Josh Helmuth (@Jhelmuth) August 10, 2017

In case you don’t have the patience to watch the video from my phone — and yes, I promise it was all recorded live — here is what happened in a nut shell:

This cute kitty runs onto the field.

RALLY CAT pic.twitter.com/4SWX3Mt7jP

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 10, 2017

The players, namely Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain, just stand and watch waiting for someone to get their claws on the cat.

“Come here often?” – Lorenzo Cain.
“I dabble in baseball.” – #RallyCat. pic.twitter.com/ZmWyEn9UNr

— MLB (@MLB) August 10, 2017

A groundskeeper — probably an intern — named Lucas Hackman, ran out onto the field to retrieve the little monster, getting bit multiple times in the process.

The moment that started it all pic.twitter.com/LNTWKXX50U

— Cardinals Rally Cat (@CardsRallyCat17) August 10, 2017

One pitch later … this!

RALLY CAT = GRAND SLAM @FSMidwest pic.twitter.com/xGIAUy9fci

— Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) August 10, 2017

A Yadier Molina grand slam to propel the Cardinals to their fifth straight win. Hey, everything has to come at a cost. In this case it was Lucas’ finger.

He’s the hero Busch desrves… #RallyCat @DannyMacTV pic.twitter.com/12G3BFIZ2r

— Kyle Knisley (@kyleknisley) August 10, 2017

What’s crazy is that the 2011 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals team had the luck of the ‘rally squirrel.’ They believed in it so much they put the lil guy on their championship rings. Now everyone is wondering if the magical ‘rally cat’ will provide the same good fortune.

At least the banter on Twitter was hilarious. Let’s just say St. Louis BELIEVES.

yay me! https://t.co/YGfdTjP2gQ

— Cardinal Rally Cat (@cardsrallykitty) August 10, 2017

It is time to Rally! Get your #rallycat shirt now > https://t.co/Pj4jtuQWUk pic.twitter.com/eGrjJCoEfQ

— Raw Tees (@rawteesgear) August 10, 2017

We’re not going to say that #RallyCat was an inside job but… pic.twitter.com/Mk5GXRmTZi

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 10, 2017

It’s been 10 minutes and #RallyCat is the number 12 trending topic on twitter. I love you, Cardinals twitter.

— John Mozeliak (@PrezJohnMo) August 10, 2017

RALLY CAT IS REAL OMG!!!

— Sara Holmes (@saraholmesSTL) August 10, 2017

UNBELIEVABLE!!! THANK YOU RALLY CAT!!!

— Cardinal Nation (@STLCards_Nation) August 10, 2017

 

And this person claims that they picked up the cat outside the stadium and named him Yadi. Because, of course …

But now there are reports the cat is loose … again…

You have got to be kidding me. #RallyCat / #rallykitty escaped and is missing. This makes me sad. https://t.co/khM68XXkXR

— Greg Wallace (@GregWallace66) August 10, 2017

“I need to find that feline.” — STL woman gets Cards’ Rally Cat… then loses Cards’ Rally Cat https://t.co/3oWDYLtWjP via @stltoday

— Benjamin Hochman (@hochman) August 10, 2017

As for Lucas (the intern?), he had to go to the hospital. But from the looks of things he’s doing quite fine.

I’m okay. You’re welcome

— Lucas Hackmann (@LHackmann) August 10, 2017

Star of the hospital #rallycat pic.twitter.com/0tj3guLxQO

— Matt (@MPHackmann) August 10, 2017

If the Cardinals win the World Series this year, I’m going to make sure that there is a raccoon set loose near the 1st base dugout next August.

We are feline pretty good! Remember the last time we had a rally animal? #RallyCat pic.twitter.com/mzOAhelqLw

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 10, 2017


Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.