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'Rally squirrels' delight fans, torment stadium groundskeepers

The so-called "rally squirrels" have been delighting fans in St. Louis, but stadium officials decided they have to go.  Groundskeepers in Philadelphia today had better luck corralling the critters.

The New York Times has an excellent tongue-in-cheek report on the rally squirrel phenomenon: Who Needs a Black Cat? Rally Squirrel Toys With the Phillies

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt walks behind a squirrel on the field before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7 in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Phillies groundskeeper Soule Sidibe holds a squirrel he caught before baseball's Game 5 of the National League division series with the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia.