On Thursday night, a couple of fans brought something to Oracle Park that you don’t see every day in a major league stadium: A huge rabbit.
During Austin Slater’s at-bat in the bottom of the second inning between Giants and Marlins, the camera showed images of the audience and focused on a rabbit with a bowtie resting in the arms of an amateur. The rabbit looked quite happy, although it seemed to be more focused on eating than what was happening on the pitch.
“Am I hallucinating or did I just see a rabbit?” asked the Giants’ narrator, Duane Kuiper.
The rabbit is named Alex the Great and, according to AP reporter Janie McCauley, is four and a half years old and a therapy animal. Its owner, Kei Kato, lost her restaurant during the pandemic.
Alex, who attended his first Giants game on Thursday, even has his own Instagram account.
First the cat from Coors Field, now the rabbit from Oracle Park. What will be the next animal that will say present in a Major League stadium?