Found October 07, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
The "Rally Squirrel" that has made a handful of appearances at Busch Stadium during the National League Division Series may not be around if the St. Louis Cardinals advance in the postseason. KMOX Radio in St. Louis reported Friday that stadium employees have set up seven humane traps to catch the squirrel. The traps have peanut butter and close behind the squirrel once he enters, allowing the animal to be taken elsewhere. A squirrel ran on the field in both Games 3 and 4 this week. In Game 4 on Wednesday, a squirrel sprinted across the front of home plate as Philadelphia's Roy Oswalt was delivering a pitch to Skip Schumaker. It scampered into the stands, disrupting fans. The Cardinals won Wednesday to even the series at two games each. Friday's game in Philadelphia determines which team advances to the NL Championship Series.

NLDS Gameday: Phillies (2-1) vs. Cardinals (1-2)

Philadelphia Phillies (2-1) at St. Louis Cardinals (1-2)Roy Oswalt, RHP vs. Edwin Jackson, RHPTime: 6:07 p.m., Busch Stadium TV: TBS Weather: Sunny, 65 Media: Twitter and FacebookRoy Oswalt wanted to go to St. Louis at last seasons trad deadline. Now he wants to beat them. He can help catapult the Phillies into the NLCS for a fourth consecutive season, and he seems primed to do...

Squirrel steals spotlight at NLDS game

A squirrel ran across home plate in the fifth inning of the NL division series game between the Phillies and Cardinals on Wednesday night. The squirrel darted across the plate shortly after Roy Oswalt delivered a pitch. Plate umpire Angel Hernandez called it a ball, and Oswalt and manager Charlie Manuel argued. Skip Schumaker flied out to center on the next pitch. This was the...

Squirrel returns to Busch, heads for home during at-bat

Does Busch Stadium need to invest in a dugout dog to help keep the field clear? Roy Oswalt might think so. For the second straight night, a brave and fast squirrel — we like to think it was the same one — hilariously interrupted a NLDS game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. The tiny critter was even more brazen than it was on Tuesday, streaking across...

Squirrel zooms past plate during Oswalt pitch

With the score 3-2 in favor of the Cardinals, a squirrel, the same kind of critter who dashed across the field in Tuesday's game, made its return in the fifth inning, racing from the first-base dugout and running past home plate while Phillies starter Roy Oswalt delivered a pitch to Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker.

St. Louis forces deciding game

Roy Oswalt seemed all set to close out the Cardinals. He had an early lead, had won big games in St. Louis and had never lost a postseason start. So much for all that history.


Half the lineup is utterly useless and half the starting rotation has crapped the bed. Series tied at 2-2, but damn it's been ugly.AVG/OPSHoward .133/.509Victorino .250/.500Polanco .125/.250Ruiz .071/.204Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt each with a 7.50 ERA.

Busch takes steps to remove squirrel (AP)

The Busch Stadium "Rally Squirrel" may need to find a new home. A squirrel ran onto the field during both games of the National League Division Series this week, including the game Wednesday when the animal ran across home plate as Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker was hitting. It was funny at the time, but vice president of stadium operations Joe Abernathy says there...

There's Always Next Year, Phillies Fans

ONE HUNDRED AND TWO REGULAR SEASON VICTORIES. ONE GIANT FAILURE. The one game the Philadelphia Phillies needed to win -- Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Wild Card-winning St. Louis Cardinals Friday night -- they lost 1-0 thanks to Chris Carpenter's rocket arm and a Skip Schumaker RBI. Carpenter was lights out all night long, allowing just...

Freese 'birds: Cards extend NLDS stay

The Cards spotted Roy Oswalt a first-inning lead, but it didn't matter as the irrepressible Redbirds pulled out yet another comeback win. This time it was hometown hero David Freese leading the charge with four RBIs in a 5-3 win at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals evened their National League Division Series with the Phillies at two games apiece, with a deciding fifth game in Philadelphia...

Cards beat Phillies 5-3 to force Game 5 (AP)

David Freese homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals tagged playoff nemesis Roy Oswalt and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night, forcing a deciding fifth game in their NL division series. Edwin Jackson recovered from a rocky beginning to win his first playoff start with six solid innings.

Phils' Bats 'Freese' in St. Louis

With one of the four aces on the hill the Phillies had a chance to put away the pesky St. Louis Cadinals in Game 4 of the NLDS but instead of heading to their fourth-straight NLCS, the Phillies head home for a deciding Game 5 Friday night. Roy Oswalt (0-1) allowed five runs over six innings as the Cardinals beat the Phils 5-3 at Busch Stadium Wednesday night. Oswalt's biggest...
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