Our Cat-ional Pastime

Photo by: AP Images
Not sure how you'd score this play, but a stray cat had the right-field baseline covered at Tucson Electric Park in March of 2002. The cat took the field during an exhibition game ... more 
Photo by: AP Images
Not sure how you'd score this play, but a stray cat had the right-field baseline covered at Tucson Electric Park in March of 2002. The cat took the field during an exhibition game between the Cubs and the White Sox, but apparently wasn't a fan of crosstown-rival matches, as it soon dashed into the stands. The Cubs don't usually need any help in the bad-luck department, but may have blamed the black cat for the 22-7 loss they suffered that day.
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Mon, Jul 23, 2012 2:40 PM EDT
We'd intended to build a slideshow of dogs at the ballpark today. So many cute snapshots of pooches wearing those little novelty hats that hold soft-serve ice cream! But then we came across a few pics of felines at the field, and we decided to bring you that gallery instead. (Don't worry, our hot-dog gallery is coming later.) Most of the cats pictured here don't seem that happy about taking in a baseball game -- and in the case of the black cats, the players don't seem that happy about it either -- but a superstar shortstop cheering on a sprinting tabby is at least as adorable as a pup in a home jersey, right? Enjoy!