Here in the lower 48, our sporting events are sometimes interrupted by furry little creatures who get lost and wind up in the field of play. In Alaska, ballplayers are more likely to spot carnivores while they’re slapping the leather around.
Over the weekend, a massive black bear showed up during the fifth inning of an American Legion game in Juneau, Alaska. Fortunately, the bear was beyond the outfield fence and thus separate from the players and fans in the ballpark.
While it didn’t look like a threatening situation, I’d still be thinking twice before I risked tumbling over the fence while trying to rob a home run. The bear can have it.
Video via Eye on Baseball