Cat on the field stalls Marlins home opener

Feline runs around outfield in 6th

A cat delayed the Marlins home opener in the 6th inning

Marlins openers are never boring.

During Tuesday's game, a cat ran loose on the field, delaying the start of the 6th inning.

Giancarlo Stanton tried to help corral the cat.

Instead, it ran along the outfield wall.

The cat eventually jumped onto the wall.

Then, the cat decided to settle on the Marlins home run structure.

When the cat was safely out of the way, play resumed.

The Marlins suspended the use of the home run sculpture of the rest of the game to protect what they named "Rally Cat."

The Marlins previously had a rain delay in their opener, even though Marlins Park has a retractable roof.


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David Lang is executive producer of the Local 10 sports department.