Why is this polar bear running around a baseball field?
Mets first baseman
His club fell short of the postseason, but a different polar bear was apparently determined to play some October baseball.
A 200-pound polar bear was spotted wandering a baseball field in Manitoba.— ABC News (@ABC) October 14, 2019
Officers tranquilized the bear, who will spend 30 days in a holding facility before it's released a safe distance outside of the town. https://t.co/r0JseiQo0h pic.twitter.com/IqGnylmoPg
It must be said that the polar bear does not seem to see anything amiss about the situation. All he sees is an open field to run around in. And run around it did.
Unfortunately, the powers that be decided the ballfield was no place for a non-Pete Alonso polar bear and cut the session short. When the bear's released back into the wild, we hope there are plenty of open spaces in which to run free.
Eric Chesterton is a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.