Three Pittsburgh Pirates staffers looked more like ‘The Three Stooges’ on Monday night…because they failed to circle a squirrel that escaped into the outfield during a game – and that was comical.
The little creature flew into left field in the second inning of the Buccos’ game against the Chicago Cubs … and soon after, Pirates officials apparently thought it would be good to send three guys out with a bucket, a towel and a net to keep it away from the players.
Turns out… that wasn’t a good idea.
Watch the video from the game’s broadcast, the trio hilariously tried everything they could to capture the squirrel – but the animal trampled them at every turn.
Eventually, the squirrel got tired of fooling guys – and ran off through a fence.
The scene was so hysterical that MLB even had fun with it… tweeting, “wild sand cheeks.”
The Pirates, however, didn’t let failed efforts to capture the squirrel ruin their night…they got a huge game from star rookies and easily beat the Cubs, 12-1.
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