The Atlanta Braves can declare their fourth consecutive NL East title with a win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday at Truist Park, motivating followers to pack the stands for an opportunity to witness historical past. These followers, nevertheless, aren’t solely people.
Truist Park stadium employees discovered a gray-and-white tabby cat roaming the upper-deck rafters an hour earlier than first pitch. The cat positioned itself alongside a beam unreachable by people, forcing the six-plus employees to convey an array of instruments — ladders, nets, padded gloves — to make sure its seize.
Sensing hazard, the cat scurried from one aspect of the beam to a different for minutes earlier than a stadium employee corralled it with a web. Quite a few followers who bought to Truist Park early witnessed the occasions unfold, and when a stadium employee ultimately carried the cat out of the stands one fan could not assist however launch a giant “awww.”
The Truist Park cat is not the primary to attract headlines within the sports activities world this 12 months. In a Miami-Appalachian State soccer recreation at Laborious Rock Stadium earlier this month, a cat found itself dangling from the upper deck by its paws. The Laborious Rock Cat misplaced grip of 1 paw and ultimately one other earlier than falling to the stands beneath, the place a Hurricanes fan holding an American flag caught it to save lots of its life.
Each cats have thus far proved to be good-luck charms for his or her respective groups. The Hurricanes defeated the Mountaineers, 25-23, for his or her solely FBS win of the season after the Laborious Rock cat appeared, and the Braves (85-72) are pounding the Phillies (81-77) 5-0 as of this writing.
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