The St. Louis Cardinals found a new feline friend last night, but now they are hoping to find the cute kitty nicknamed “Rally Cat” once again.

The cat that ran out on the field in the middle of a Royals-Cardinals game was escorted off the field by a groundskeeper, but the cat has since gone missing. The cat apparently took advantage of a moment of freedom after being placed down by the groundskeeper after being carried off the field.

“As everyone observed during last night’s game, Lucas Hackman, a member of out grounds crew, secured the stray cat in the outfield and exited the playing surface at the left field gate and walked up towards the main concourse at Gate 3,” a statement from the St. Louis Cardinals explained. “He then let the cat down outside of Gate 3 near the Stan Musial statue and went immediately to first aid to attend to his scratch and bite injuries. At that point, as our ushers tried to contain the cat, a fan grabbed it and claimed it was hers. As she left the ballpark, our security team caught up with her and asked her some questions. She then abruptly left with the cat.”

This is where things get really interesting. Apparently, that woman then lost track of the cat, and now the cat is missing somewhere in St. Louis.

Don’t be surprised if the cat finds its way back into the stadium for the next Cardinals home game. It may just end up being the next good luck charm for the Cardinals.

[ESPN]

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