Before the Mets hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field Sunday, they played host to another visitor: a baby raccoon.
The critter was found in the team's clubhouse weight room, but it willingly ran into a cage the Mets had handy, Adam Rubin of ESPN reported.
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"I guess they have a problem," reliever Bobby Parnell joked, Rubin wrote.
The raccoon was "released into the wild" after its capture, the team announced, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
The sort-of wild run-in generated some quips among Mets fans on Twitter. Said Griffin Post:
The #Mets should get the raccoon to bat cleanup-- Griffin Post (@griffinpost) July 26, 2015
Rich Sparago of Connecticut had another take.
"Maybe the raccoon is a 'rabid' Mets fan," he wrote.
Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong name for the L.A. team the Mets are playing.