Monday, April 16, 2012
|If you squint you can see the dead bird...|
During Sunday's come from behind victory over Houston, a bird fell to its death in the top of the eighth inning. It landed in the outfield with the Marlins in the middle of a bases-loaded jam and already down 2 runs.I mean, a rally animal might end up being fun, but we could probably do better than a dead bird, can't we?
Rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton and centerfielder Emilio were the first to see the deceased bird. Stanton summoned groundskeepers to remove the bird between pitches.
Immediately thereafter, reliever Mike Dunn escaped the jam, then Hanley Ramirez hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the inning. Ramirez would eventually finish off the Astros with a walk-off, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th inning.
"Rally bird!" Marlins closer Heath Bell allegedly exclaimed after the game.
Image via Fish@Bat