Rally Squirrel courts NLDS controversy

Only in America could a squirrel dominate post-match press conferences.

The ‘rally squirrel’ was a hot topic after St. Louis won game four of the NLDS against Philadelphia, distracting pitcher Roy Oswalt with a quick dart across home plate at the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Cardinals won the match, manager Tony La Russa said he expected the squirrel to travel to Game Five in Pennsylvania for the decider. It didn’t, but they won anyway, and went on to claim the World Series.

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