If you thought the Wrigley Field birds were bad, at least they didn't interfere with play. Check out what happened yesterday at Progressive Field in Cleveland:
From the AP recap of the game at ESPN.com:
Coco Crisp thought he still had a chance to get to Shin-Soo Choo's bouncing base hit. A bird beat him to it.
The ball flattened a low-flying gull in the 10th inning and rolled past Kansas City's center fielder and Mark DeRosa scored from second base without a throw to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 win over the Royals on Thursday night. [...]
The stunned bird flopped around for a few seconds before finally flying off.
The MLB.com account of the game paints a sadder picture of the bird's fate (although it also lays claim to the superior headline of "Fly-off winner"):
Minutes after the triumphant Indians cleared the field, the bird was struggling to fly.
The Indians should give that bird a Most Valuable Pigeon award. Then the bird could say, "Thanks, but I'm a seagull." And the Indians could say, "Yeah, but that would ruin the gag." And the bird could say, "Whatever," and walk-off.
(MLB.com also has video of the play.)