New York Yankees spring training crashed by raccoon

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With the New York Yankees returning to spring training following a disappointing 2013, a number of teams would love to see what they're getting up to.

Although it may be difficult for a scout from a rival franchise to get in to spy on the Yankees, it seems it is significantly easier for a pesky critter to sneak in.

As the Yankees trained in Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Saturday, one raccoon managed to achieved the feat, sneaking into the stands to see exactly what the Yankees are planning at second base.

Although raccoons are a common sight in Tampa, but this is the first confirmed sighting of one who is a baseball fan.

The picture was taken by photographer Charles Wenzelberg, quickly going viral on Twitter and Facebook in equal measure.

“If was a freaky moment and I happened to get it,” Wenzelberg told the New York Post.

“I heard this banging sound – something fell, maybe it was a baseball bat, I don’t know – but it must have startled the raccoon because I see it running out of the Yankees dugout and into the stands,” said Wenzelberg, who swung his camera toward the fleeing critter.

”Its head pops up [over the seats] for a split second and maybe I caught two frames. I got lucky.

Although capturing a photo of the raccoon was one thing, finding out which rival team sent him to the stadium is another.

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