Mets Catch Baby Raccoon In Their Clubhouse Weight Room

The Mets caught a baby raccoon in their clubhouse weight room.

The baseball team arrived at Citi Field on Sunday, July 26, ready to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, before they took the field, they found something quite interesting lurking in their weight room.

New York Mets reliever Bobby Parnell told ESPN New York, that the small, furry intruder was very docile and cooperative, and entered the cage without incident. The funny thing is, the Mets actually had a cage on hand, so this could be something that has happened before.

“I guess they have a problem,” Parnell joked.

In fact, the Mets have actually had an unwanted animal show up in their clubhouse before. However, the last time was intentional. According to the sports site, Frank Francisco, the Mets closer in 2012, labeled the New York Yankees chickens, stirring up news in the tabloids.

Francisco’s fellow reliever, Tim Byrdak, later purchased a live chicken in Chinatown for $8 and let it loose in the clubhouse. The poor chicken was named Little Jerry Seinfeld by their teammates. Little Jerry Seinfeld was later released to a sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York.

“That was intentional,” Manager Terry Collins said.

According to Wikia, the original “Little Jerry Seinfeld” was a rooster that Kramer purchased in the Seinfeld episode, “The Little Jerry.” Apparently, Kramer thought it was a chicken that could produce eggs for him since the eggs at his restaurant were horrible. Jerry later tells Kramer that Little Jerry is actually a rooster, and a local grocer talks him into taking him to a cockfight. Little Jerry was never seen after that episode. His fate? No one knows.

The baby raccoon, which has not been named, was released by the Mets safely in a non-populated area of Queens.

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