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Birds got up close and personal with the Nationals and Dodgers during Game 2 of the NLDS

Nationals Park was rocking during Game 2 of the NLDS, but a few uninvited guests found the best seats in the house. During the game, birds began to congregate on the field.

It's understandable. Baseball is a wonderful sport, so why wouldn't birds like it? But the crowd of birds became a bit of a nuisance as the game progressed. In the seventh inning, an RBI single by Daniel Murphy scattered the birds in left field.

Then, in the ninth inning, a bird got in the way of Nationals closer Mark Melancon as he was was trying to finish off the 5-2 victory. Melancon responded by gently encouraging the bird to find another vantage point from which to watch the game.


Look, birds. Baseball happily welcomes all kinds of fans to the game, but next time, buy a ticket like the rest of us.

The birds will have a long way to travel if they want to see Game 3 of the NLDS in Los Angeles, but you can watch it on TBS Monday at 4 p.m. ET.