There was a stray raccoon in the Mets weight room at Citi Field
It's been a big weekend for the Mets. All the club did was:
- Trade for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson
- Promote the team's No. 1 hitting prospect to The Show (Michael Conforto)
- Watch as those three guys combined to go 7-for-12 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBIs in their first game together as Mets
Oh, and the team hung a solid 15 runs on the Dodgers in the process on Saturday.
As if that wasn't enough excitement, the team showed up to the Citi Field clubhouse weight room on Sunday to find a stray raccoon hanging out in there.
Terry Collins says there's a raccoon loose in the clubhouse weight room. #mets- Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 26, 2015
Bobby Parnell says the raccoon -- a baby -- ran into a cage and has been apprehended.- Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 26, 2015
Hearing the poor Met that stumbled upon the weight room raccoon was bullpen coach Ricky Bones. In the middle of a set! #Mets- Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) July 26, 2015
The startling takeaway is that there was a cage that just happened to be available. "I guess they have a problem," Bobby Parnell joked.- Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 26, 2015
One fan with an inside scoop was able to create an artistic rendering of the scene in the Mets clubhouse weight room just moments before the fugitive raccoon gave himself up:
Seriously, though, the Mets issued a statement to explain that the raccoon was only captured temporarily and was released into the wild.
Breaking: raccoon in mets weight room has been captured and released into the wild, mets announce- Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 26, 2015