We had another cat on the loose during a football game.
During Saturday’s Memphis-South Florida game, a cat got on the field and was running around before a Memphis kickoff in the third quarter. This one seemed to be scared and ran towards the edge of the field and hid under a cart.
The “Monday Night Football” game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants at MetLife Stadium was delayed for a minute in the second quarter when a black cat ran onto the field.
Play was stopped as the Giants were driving because the cat was running aroudn on the opposite end of the field. ESPN announcers Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland were loving it, with Tessitore talking about how the black cat could be a bad omen for the Cowboys’ season. McFarland was at his best talking about the cat in football terms, describing its quickness and ability to change direction.
Now we know why the Oakland Athletics are known as the A’s for short and not the B’s.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the A’s scheduled batting practice before Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels was cancelled due to a swarm of bees at Angel Stadium. Oakland manager Bob Melvin noted that he’d never had a batting practice scrapped by bees before.
A’s batting practice appears to have just been canceled because of … bees. What is it with MLB and bees this year? Also yes, MLBee’s, I see it too.
Bee delays happen from time to time during spring training games. It’s a lot rarer for this to take place during the regular season, especially in a northern city, and both teams will be urgently hoping that’s the end of that.
The San Antonio Spurs mascot played hero and captured a bat that caused the team’s game to be temporarily delayed.
Earlier in the week, the Spurs’ game against the Brooklyn Nets was temporarily delayed due to a bat invasion. On Saturday, another bat appeared, this time during the game between the Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans.
Early in the first quarter, the creature made its way around the arena. While flying near the court, the bat was corralled by the Spurs mascot, who caught it when a giant net.