Sport Watch: Cat climbs outfield wall to escape capture at Marlins Park

06:10  12 april  2017
06:10  12 april  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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The only thing that could slowthe Marlins home opener on Tuesday night was a stray cat which found its way into the outfield at Marlins Parkduring the start of the sixth inning in a game against the Braves.

Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton and an umpire tried to help corral the cat, but it climbed the outfield wall to avoid capture, eventually laying to rest on the club'shome run structure.

Marlins Park quickly announced it wouldmonitor the movements of newly dubbed "Rally Cat" decided to suspend the use ofsculpture until the feline was safe.

Marlins Park home run structure © (Getty Images) Marlins Park home run structure

Check out the strange sequence of events.

The Marlins went on for an 8-4 win over the Braves,so maybe the cat will bring good luck to the Fish this season.

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