Opossum's Adventure Halts Minor League Baseball Game

PHOTO: An opossum runs onto the field during a minor league baseball game between the Quad Cities River Bandits and Clinton LumberKings in Davenport, Iowa, July 30, 2014.

A rundown was in effect at a minor league baseball game in Iowa Wednesday, after an opossum ran onto the field.

The marsupial appeared during a game between the Quad Cities River Bandits, an Astros affiliate, and the Clinton LumberKings, an affiliate for the Mariners.

The opossum ran up the third base line and waddled past the pitcher’s mound.

A River Bandits team employee trailed with a garbage can, trapping the animal near third base.

The employee pumped his fist in celebration – but then raised his hands, unsure of what to do next. Stadium staff played the “Jeopardy!” theme song over the loudspeakers.

Eventually another employee came along and picked up the opossum by its tail, walking the animal off the field in the garbage can.

Play was delayed less than five minutes by the animal’s adventure. The LumberKings won the game, 6-5.

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