The Cardinals were not the only birds visiting Wrigley Field on Tuesday, as the Friendly Confines also got a visit from a duck early in the game.
The web-footed friend waddled around just in front of the Cardinals dugout during the second inning of the game, and Carlos Martinez tried to get the bird to hang around by feeding it some slightly used sunflower seeds.
Both team’s announcers had a good time with the visit, with the St. Louis crew wondering if Martinez was trying to garner some more votes for the All-Star Game’s final player vote, while the Cubs announcers came up with a series of duck-based puns.
The waterfowl's presence came during a 7-4 victory for Chicago over their longtime rivals from St. Louis, leading Cubs fans to christen the visitor “Rally Duck,” which of course has its own Twitter handle already.
- Brendan Maloy