This bird hanging out at Fenway Park had the best view ... and wouldn't leave
Tickets for Friday's American League Division Series Game 1 between the Yankees and Red Sox were in high demand. And why not? Two classic rivals playing in a classic stadium at the start of the weekend? But one fan skipped ponying up for tickets and still wound up with the best seat in the house: This bird.
Lucky for the Yankees that McCutchen was backing up this bird pic.twitter.com/UPopt88OtX- Matthew Kory (@mattymatty2000) October 6, 2018
Yes, sure, it's a bird. Maybe it just landed there by accident. Maybe it saw some popcorn kernels from the sky or was wondering what all the hullaballoo was about. Sure, that's possible. But why, then, did it refuse to leave the field? And why did it simply saunter away when Steve Pearce's RBI single came right to its vicinity?
It was very nearly hit by an Aaron Judge line drive and, unlike most aerial creatures, still chose to hang out in the stadium.
Naturally, the internet fell in love. Reporters wanted a postgame interview:
That damn bird in the outfield has a death wish. Who do I need to talk to to get an interview with it postgame?- Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) October 6, 2018
The grounds crew tried to move him and yet it was resolute:
Naturally, a parody account was born (We think. After all, if it can enjoy a baseball game, who knows, maybe it can use Twitter, too.)
The bird even became something for people at home to aspire to be:
I think we all need to be that bird in Left Field at Fenway.... under pressure, yet still cool, calm and collected. #ALDS- Samantha Jane (@sampalpal) October 6, 2018
Shine on, you crazy bird. We assume that after the game, he'll also hop on the T rather than fly home: