A squirrel made its MLB debut in the New York Yankees’ bullpen this week, before leaping onto the top of the outfield wall and dashing across the field stunning baseball fans in the process.
During Tuesday’s home game against the Baltimore Orioles, a fleet-footed squirrel dashed into play between innings putting on a clinic along the right field wall as the cameras rolled.
“Lookit the faces on the fans,” one on-air announcer says to laughter as the squirrel bounds across the barrier.
The reactions range from shock to amusement.
And then the squirrel takes a leap of faith onto the field.
“And now he’s become a flying squirrel,” the announcer says.
“Ah, this is not good,” the other adds as the squirrel plummets to the track.
“He sticks the landing much better than we would,” the announcer retorts. “I tell ya that.”
“Like it’s nothing.”
The video has been viewed millions of times on social media.
“That was nuts!” MLB tweeted.
That was nuts! pic.twitter.com/EKTCaTQIsj— MLB (@MLB) May 24, 2023