St. Louis Cardinals to celebrate “Rally Cat” with Appreciation Day

The Red Birds are honoring a little grey cat.

The St. Louis Cardinals will hold Rally Cat Appreciation Day on Sunday, Sept. 10. Buy a “theme ticket” and fans get a Rally Cat shirt. A portion of ticket sales will also be earmarked for Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation as well as other local animal shelters.

The promotion is purr-fect.

And little wonder.

Rally Cat, of course, signalled a rally last week that gave the Cardinals a win and set the team up for a hot streak.

The team describe’s the play-by-play this way:

“In the bottom of the 6th inning, Rally Cat trotted into the outfield with cat-titude and cathleticism. We’re pawsitive he had a plan. Seconds after grounds crew member Lucas Hackmann captured the furry friend, CATcher Yadier Meowlina hit a grand slam to take the lead and litter-ally cement Rally Cat’s place in history. Rally Cat has scratched and clawed his way into the hearts of Cardinals Nation.”

“I’m not a cat person, but I sure liked that one,” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said post-game.

So does the entire city.


Indeed, Rally Cat spells success.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about Rally Cat’s whereabouts.

Good news.

St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach says it has baseball’s fleet-footed kitty.

Seriously, adorable.

And, its future looks bright.

“The kitten that was trapped is safe and will be going to a no kill rescue group regardless of if its is #Rallycat or not!,” it explained.

But it’s definitely Rally Cat.

Request for adoption are through the roof.

Including one from the team.

The Cardinals are now looking to care for the cat permanently.

Oh, and how exactly did Rally Cat escape after being caught during that Wednesday night game?

This happened, according to the shelter:

“A woman at the game claimed him as her cat so she could get him home to safety,” St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach explained on Facebook. “Unfortunately, he got loose at City Garden and hid before she got home! She directed us exactly where she lost him so we gathered the troops (our volunteers 😂) to take shifts watching the traps. We just got lucky! ❤️ We trapped him around 3AM early Friday morning.”

Oh, and Busch Stadium ham-fisted cat-catcher is doing much better.

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