A cat ran behind home plate during a pitch at the Reds game, then toured foul territory
The Reds and Pirates had to endure a nearly three-hour rain delay on Friday night at Great American Ball Park before even the first pitch was thrown. Despite Joey Votto's antics during the delay, the lack of baseball probably caused some restlessness in the stands -- and not just from the humans in attendance.
Case-in point: The conclusion of the top of the fourth inning. Corey Dickerson was at the plate against Tyler Mahle. During the first pitch, the matchup was interrupted by an unexpected furry guest:
Still waiting on the sprint speed data from Stat-cats. 🐈 pic.twitter.com/Cl4kIdaSQW- Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 21, 2018
There's no Stat-cats info available, but there was a cat running behind home plate on a live play.
It even continued to scramble around the field in foul territory as Dickerson swung and flied out to Jesse Winker in left field. The cat ran near the third-base line and kept jumping to try to find the best place to leap back into stands before finally settling on seats near left field.
At least this little guy didn't have to worry about climbing up the scoreboard like the cat at Marlins Park in 2017:
Much smoother escape for the Reds' cat, who we're now obligated to name Joey Gato. We're sure Votto would approve.