ST. LOUIS — The Busch Stadium "Rally Squirrel" might have to find a new home.
A squirrel ran onto the field during both games of the National League Division Series played there this week. On Wednesday the animal ran across home plate as Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker was hitting.
It was funny at the time, but Joe Abernathy, vice president of stadium operations, said there is a public safety issue. Also, he said, stadium officials don't want anything that interrupts play on the field.
KMOX Radio reported that seven traps have been set up to catch the squirrel or squirrels. The traps are baited with peanut butter; when a squirrel enters, a gate closes behind it. The squirrel can then be taken elsewhere.