Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mets add rally parakeet to Citi Field menagerie (VIDEO)

The Mets already have gotten a visit at Citi Field by a rally raccoon this season, and in previous years a rally chicken named "Little Jerry Seinfeld" was seen clucking around their home ballpark

But since the Mets are flying pretty high these days, it seems only fitting that a bright yellow rally parakeet should appear at the ballpark and cause quite a stir during the Mets' 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night.

As the colorful bird perched on the screen behind home plate, SNY announcer Keith Hernandez said, "To heck with the field. Put the camera on the parakeet."

And it wasn't long before the bird quickly had its own #rallyparakeet account on Twitter.

The announcers also noticed that newly-acquired leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes was wearing a bright yellow elbow sleeve on his left arm  — the same color with of the parakeet.

"I knew there was a bird on the field," Cespedes said after hitting his first home run as a Met. "I wanted to look like the bird."

A Mets spokesman later said he was unaware of what happened to the parakeet. But, just the same,  the Mets can still do some chirping of their own.

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