Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 10/5/11
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 home plate just after Oswalt delivered a pitch to Skip Schumaker in the bottom of the fifth inning. Watch your toes, Skip! See the interruption here Though the sight of wildlife streaking through the batter's box is funny enough — we've never seen that before — a few other factors upped the comedy level. Oswalt actually tried to use the squirrel's dash to get the pitch thrown out (no surprise, it was a ball) but his argument with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez was unsuccessful. Judging from the replay, there was no way it had an actual bearing on the play as Oswalt's pitch was in the catcher's mitt before t...
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