I wasn't at the game, but I can speak to the mood of female fans who were watching at Sopo Grill who let out a collective and spirited "Awwwwwwwwwwww!" And in classic Chicago fashion, our on-field cat encounter had to come weeks after a crazy cat stole home and the hearts of Mets fans on Opening Day at Citi Field.
But our question to Cub fans -- does anyone know how the cat actually got onto the field? And what happened to the cat after it was captured? Was it ushered to the Wrigley drunk tank to wallow with the rest of the inappropriate-behavior enthusiasts?
We have a few theories here around the newsroom about where the cat might have come from:
2. It's a neighborhood runaway that snuck into the park during the day through the open gate in right field and waited for an opportunity to take the field. In this case, there's probably a very relieved cat owner who is now frantically maneuvering the phone chain of the Chicago Cubs administrative office.
3. For a few "Lost" fans around these parts, the theory is that the cat is subject to time travel and was essentially 'warped' onto Wrigley Field. The lack of a bright light and oppressive sonic boom make this theory a bit suspect, however.
Whatever brought the cat to Wrigley Field last night, let's hope that it doesn't become an epidemic. And let's hope that the Cubs aren't getting too many animal-rights related complaints about the fact that the security worker resorted to picking the cat up by the tail the way so many four year olds are encouraged not to do.