A Falcon took in a Phillies game, but really wanted a bite of ice cream
During the third inning of the Phillies' 7-4 loss to the Marlins Tuesday night, a falcon appeared in the upper decks of Citizens Bank Park.
The bird -- identified as a juvenile Peregrine Falcon -- just happened to show up for the second game of a doubleheader. While it occupied a great seat to take in the game, it was clearly more interested in taking in some of the ice cream being consumed by the fan on the other side of the railing.
In 1943, Abraham Maslow proposed a hierarchy of needs with the premise that basic biological needs must be met before humans can pursue higher-order needs like self-esteem and self-actualization. Based on that framework, it is clear that the juvenile Peregrine Falcon in question must satisfy the physiological need of food before taking in a game of baseball.