A friendly squirrel wanted to try his hand at pitching during the Cubs-Pirates game, and after seeing how that one turned out, the Pirates probably could've let him and it would've been okay.

The critter hung around the outfield fence in left field, mostly sticking around the warning track while trying not to get cornered by the grounds crew who had set out to catch him. One was armed with a loose net, another had a five-gallon bucket, and the last guy came out with nothing but a towel.

After a couple of laps, Pirates grounds crew members were able to chase him out of a fence in the outfield.


This isn't the first squirrel to interrupt a baseball game this season. Just a few weeks ago, a minor league baseball game in Columbus came to a pause when a squirrel made its way onto the field and refused to be caught. Players from both teams tried to surround the critter, but it scurried out of their traps. The grounds crew workers then stepped in to handle the situation, and it is quite hilarious to watch.

The Buffalo Bisons were down one run before the squirrel took off running through the field. The Bisons then staged a comeback to win the game 4-3. The team’s Twitter account deemed the critter a “rally squirrel” as they rallied from behind to win.

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