Crowd Goes Wild as Rogue Cat Halts Yankees Game for Nearly 4 Minutes While Continually Evading Security


A fleet-footed feline stole the show of the New York Yankees game Monday as it evaded capture for nearly four minutes.

The Yankees were losing 7-1 in the game against the Baltimore Orioles in the bottom of the eighth inning when a small cat was spotted on the field.

The cameraman panned over to the small kitten crouched on the side of the field.

“Uh oh, how did I end up here?” the commentators narrated.

The teams tried to continue the game, but then the cat sprinted across the field.

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The crowd roared to life as the cat ran to the other side of the field near a door, but the person next to it didn’t open it.

He looked up the fence, possibly looking for an escape route.

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“Now we don’t usually show when somebody gets loose on the field, but this time we are making an exception,” the announcers said.

The announcers narrated the cat’s journey, saying that he had “good hops” when he jumped on the fence surrounding the field.

The crowd booed as security entered the field in an attempt to catch the feline and then cheered again when he evaded capture.

“Let’s go cat!” the crowd chanted as the kitty ran away from his would-be captors. “MVP!”

He ran through the legs of the security guards while the crowd cheered him on.

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Eventually, someone opened the door to the field and the cat ran through, much to the chagrin of the crowd.

“They finally have something to smile about,” the commentators said of the Yankees on the bench.

The Yankees, who went on to lose the game, dropped to 56-49 on the year.

Jomboy Media tweeted that the cat “might be the most elusive animal that ever lived.”

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Tucson, Arizona
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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
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Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Prescott, Arizona
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