Squirrel’s Leap of Faith


Friday night’s Cardinals-Phillies game had lots of excitement.  That is, if you are a Cards fan or happened to catch the  squirrel that put on an unintended show at Citizens Bank Park.  During the second inning many fans stopped watching the game to focus on a squirrel as it made it’s way to the top of the netting and on to a high wire.   It then made its way across the field before making an acrobatic leap of faith about 30 feet in to the Phillie’s dugout.  Several players were startled and quickly scattered, while the frightened squirrel appeared to take shelter somewhere in the dugout.  The rest of the evening was filled with runs scored mostly by The Cardinals, who went on to win the game 12-4.

The break was fun for the crowd who “ooohed” and “aaahed,” at the brave squirrel.

This fan’s YouTube video went viral and had over 2 million views in 2 days:

Even the announcers took a break from the game to report on the squirrel’s antics.

The squirrel had quite the adventure that evening and appeared to be unscathed.  Just like the squirrel, sometimes in life, you have to take a leap of faith.  Scary as they may be, those are the moments that often tend to have the biggest reward.  So, take note from the squirrel and don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith sometimes.  Life can become an adventure when you do.


Phillie's twitter account poked fun at the event

Phillie’s twitter account poked fun at the event

Noteworthy is the fact that this wasn’t the first time the two teams have been interrupted by a squirrel.  During Game 4 of the National League Division Series, a squirrel crossed home plate at Busch Stadium Field while Skip Schumaker was at bat.




About Mark Williams

Mark is a 50 year old sports fanatic, who lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. He's a passionate sports fan, who loves FSU football, the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Bucs! He has written as a Correspondent for the Florida Panthers on The Hockey Writers and enjoys blogging about sports and inspirational stories. When not busy following sports, Mark works as a licensed psychotherapist. His dream is to combine his passion for sports and helping people through his writing. Email: mark@thoughtsonsports.com

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