Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/12/11

The "Rally Squirrel" may have been removed from Busch Stadium, but it is still very much a part of the postseason.

The St. Louis Cardinals will distribute 40,000 rally towels with a squirrel design to fans at Wednesday's Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, a nod to the squirrels who ran on the field during the previous series.

In addition to the free towels, the team will sell stuffed "Rally Squirrels" for $5 at the team store. Also for sale are "Got Squirrel?" T-shirts and more towels.

A squirrel ran on the field in Games 3 and 4 of the NLDS last week. In Game 4, one sprinted in front of home plate as Philadelphia's Roy Oswalt was delivering a pitch to Skip Schumaker.

Stadium employees set up humane traps and caught four squirrels while the Cardinals were playing in Philadelphia and Milwaukee.

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