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4/23/09 at 9:18am
|The question that was on my and Earl's minds when it happened was "How did she get on the field????"|
|But, having said that, he had originally scruffed the cat and picked her up supporting her rear to carry her to the stands. When he got to the stands, and was going to let her loose there, he apparently loosened his grip and she FLIPPED OUT (as us cat lovers would expect). He may not have been hurt, but she did turn on him, probably scratched and bit (good thing it was a cold game and he had a jacket on) and got loose again. The story said there were multiple employees who were bitten by the "terrified cat". That's when he grabbed her by the tail, probably the only part he could grab, and lifted her over the barrier to the stands.
It is NOT how you handle a cat, but at that point I kinda understood it. Let's face it - he's a Cubs employee and not a shelter employee, and the cat was disrupting the game (no matter how silly of a reason that seems to us, to him it was legitimate). He'd just been NAILED by that cat, and even if she did no damage, you know it scared him for at least a brief moment. And he didn't carry her by the tail, he lifted her up briefly to get her off the field.