Monday’s Oakland A’s-Tampa Bay Rays game was invaded by a damn possum. The little rodent, or whatever possums are, scurried around by the wall and freaked out some fans. But the game proceeded regardless of the critter, because nothing stops baseball except a light drizzle or bees.
Oakland possum must be a good luck charm for the A’s because later they would go on to win the game with a walk-off single by Derek Norris. Knowing how superstitious ballplayers are, I assume A’s players have been scouring the ball park searching for the possum.
I hope the players are aware of rabies. Actually, there’s a good chance that possum is rabid. Clearly it is not afraid of humans. It may have been bitten by a rabid animal or fan.
Exercise extreme caution when approaching Oakland possum. He may look harmless and tiny and cuddly-cute, but he is actually suffering from a brain-destroying disease that is slowly turning him into a bloodthirsty zombie-varmint. He may also have a severe case of diarrhea from eating stadium food.