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.PhotosAnimals on the loose on LI, in NY
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.