In the latest edition of “Things you don’t see everyday,” we take you State College, Pennsylvania, which is home to the State College Spikes, the Class-A short season affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. They always say, go to baseball games any chance you get because you never know what you’re going to witness. And a lot of the time, it can be an uninvited guest making a special appearance in the game. Usually it’s some small creature like a squirrel, cat or even rodents like raccoons or possums.
But how about a goat?
Well it happened on Thursday night in State College during a game between the Spikes and the Batavia Muckdogs (Class-A SS for MIA). An actual goat (sheep? ram?) in the middle of an inning found his way through an open gate and just casually trotted across the outfield as if he does it on a regular basis.
Apparently, the goat was part of entertainment for the crowd in between innings with the two State College Mascots. There’s not much going on out in this part of the United States, lots of open farmland and mountainous regions so it makes sense for a goat to be readily accessible. What I like is that he’s very calm through the whole thing, even as he’s been escorted out by the grounds crew. Usually other animals like cats and squirrels are freaking the f— out.
Kind of like this little guy last year at Comerica Park.