Cardinals' Management Is Setting Peanut Butter Traps To Catch The Rally Squirrel

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Say good-bye to the “rally squirrel” in St. Louis.After two amusing interruptions on the Busch Stadium field during the NLDS, Cardinals management has decided to set peanut butter-baited traps to end the insanity.

“From a stadium standpoint, we need to insure that the game can go on without interruption,” said Joe Abernathy, Cardinals’ vice-president of stadium operations.

Fans delighted at the sight of a squirrel barreling across the field Tuesday, and again hopping past Skip Schumaker mid-pitch Wednesday, but the Cardinals organisation was less than thrilled.

They’ve received reports about an entire squirrel family residing in the stadium and even witnessed one squirrel attempting to bury a peanut in the outfield.

The squirrels’ life expectancy rides on the Cardinals’ outcome Friday night. A loss, and the squirrels have all winter to roam Busch Stadium. A win, and the family’s existence may come to an unfortunate end.

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