A snake -- yes, a snake -- caused a delay in this Minor League game
A rain delay at a ballpark is annoying, sure, but it's simply part of the game. But a snake delay? That's a nightmare in action. Sure enough, that's what caused a brief and horrifying hiccup during the Triple-A matchup between the Reno Aces and the Sacramento River Cats on Sunday.
In the bottom of the third inning, the D-Backs No. 18 prospect,
After the game, Reinheimer told MiLB.com's Gerard Gilberto that he flagged down the first-base umpire and asked him, "'Do we just keep playing? I don't know if we're supposed to try and pick it up and get it off the field, but I'm not laying out for a ball if it's right there.'"
Once it was determined that it was simply a harmless garter snake, and not a venomous serpent, the grounds crew came out to collect the snake and bring it back to the dugout.
Though fitting that a snake would invade the field of the D-backs' Triple-A affiliate, I don't think we're going to see this field invader adopted as a pet like the Marlins cat. Even if it is cute ... by snake standards:
Check out the full video of the snake invasion below: