Where Have You Gone, Joe Di-Maine Coon?

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The above video, of a cat running onto a baseball field, is from an Ole Miss/South Carolina game at Carolina Stadium earlier this season. Why am I using this collegiate baseball clip of a cat running onto a field? Because, as far as I know, there has not been one incident of a cat running onto the field in the majors yet this season.

There has yet to be one incident of a cute kitty on the field. And yet, we've had three two perfect games, a dude who vomited onto a little girl in the stands, a guy hitting a grand slam on his first pitch in the majors, a rookie pitcher already anointed by the Internet as the next Bob Gibson, Aubrey Huff and a person named Tony Gwynn hitting inside the park home runs and a future Hall of Famer falling asleep in the clubhouse.

I know, maybe the cats are just worried that if they run on the field they'll get tased. Perhaps. But, last year, cats were a veritable baseball tradition. A quick search shows cats at Wrigley Field, Citi Field and Kauffman Stadium last season.

I know it's a small sample size, but where are all the cats this year? And why are so-called sports "analysts" not reporting on this kitten outage? If home runs or triples or double plays suddenly crashed to zero, there would be more noise than a stadium full of vuvuzelas. (Topical humor!)

So what gives? Where is Jayson Stark telling us this is the latest we've gone into the season without a cat running onto a field in [x] years? Where is Rob Neyer telling us how hard blogging about cats running onto the field is? Where is Voros McCracken, telling us that cats really don't have any control over where they go once they're on the field? Huh?

A cat better run onto the field soon, or this is going to end up a pretty disappointing baseball season.


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14 Comments

A nation turns its lonely eyes to Yuniesky Betancat.

Quick, someone call Cat Stairs.

CAT STAIRS, WHITE COURTESY PHONE

THIS IS A REGULAR CAT-ASTROPHE

WE REALLY NEED TO GET A CAT ON THE FIELD RIGHT MEOW

So . . . HEIST will be BYOCAT?

Don't rely on your eyes. This video is being viewed through rose-colored glasses; the numbers actually show this animal has a very pedestrian VORK.

And yet Catshirt is free to roam.

I think the important thing you're all missing, is that this was a (predominantly) black cat. It ran around the infield and eluded stadium personnel. So, THIS WAS A MINORITY SHOWING HUSTLE ON THE FIELD!

I think the important thing you're all missing, is that this was a (predominantly) black cat. It ran around the infield and eluded stadium personnel. So, THIS WAS A MINORITY SHOWING HUSTLE ON THE FIELD!

DOUBLE POST!!!! AHHHHH

That cat's name was Guy Clark

They should have tased that pussy

I know it's a small sample size, but where are all the cats this year?

A-Rod's played 58 games this year. That's a lot of pussy on the field.

The cats are sure going to be disapointed if the Marlins put in robot fish in their new stadium
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/peta-would-prefer-the-marlins-use-robot-fish.html.php

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