October 7, 2011

Squirrel causes a power outage in the Meadhouse neighborhood, just as the Brewers game is about to begin.

Crazy! Meanwhile, squirrels have moved in on the St. Louis Cardinals:
Busch Stadium has been overrun by squirrels in the last two days. On Tuesday night, a critter scurried across the field and ran around in foul territory. His reasoning: “I’m cute. I have a fluffy tail. I am totally going to get picked up by a ball girl!” On Wednesday, either the same squirrel or an accomplice dashed right in front of the plate as Roy Oswalt delivered a pitch. Umpire Angel Hernandez called it a ball, and Oswalt complained that he was distracted by the squirrel. ...

Batter Skip Schumaker flied out, so the squirrel had no impact on the game, but Oswalt was still fuzzy about the rules concerning four-legged interlopers. “I was wondering what size animal it needed to be to not have a pitch,” Oswalt said after the game. “If it ran up the guy’s leg, would he have called the pitch for a strike?”
What's with the squirrels? I've had it with these %$!# squirrels. And these %$!# snakes!

Fortunately, the power is back. Watch the Brewers and the Diamondbacks with us here at desquirrelified Meadhouse. (And hang out for the Phillies and the Cardinals and whatever squirrels there be.)

UPDATE: In the words of Nyjer Morgan: "Fuck yeah! Fuck yeah!"

UPDATE 2: Nice to see the Cardinals win too. As Meade put it over at Trooper's:
Flyover America rules.

Kiss it, Coasties.

68 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Wisconsin can also be easily annoyed by horned frogs.

Maybe the squirrels are an early winter warning. If the Brewers make the World Series, we may see snowed out games.

Joanna said...

BB gun

Slim Jim said...

Bushy-tailed rats is what they are.

edutcher said...

Sounds like Mizz Meade picked up her Sharps .50-90 buffaler gun and went varmint huntin'.

traditionalguy said...

Wisconsin can also be easily annoyed by horned frogs.

Nah, DSK is back across the pond.

Maybe the squirrels are an early winter warning. If the Brewers make the World Series, we may see snowed out games.

Their tails do seem to be fluffing up early this year.

Dad said...

One of my favorite phrases from Boortz is when he describes his experience with a certain satellite service: "It goes out if a squirrel farts in the neighborhood."

BJM said...

You're just now noticing that Madison has a squirrel problem?

Coketown said...

Whoever develops an effective method for repelling squirrels will be an instant billionaire. Repellant sprays don't work. Squirrel-proof bird feeders don't work. We used to sell quite a few of these, though. I guess if the squirrel is going to ruin your life, you might as well get a little entertainment out of it.

chuck said...

Free food, all you need is a recipe.

Seven Machos said...

Love the Rally Squirrel!

GO CARDS!

Lem said...

The Brewers have the best home record in the majors..

I'm not going to pick anybody.. lest I jinx them.

yashu said...

Speaking of rascally scene-stealing squirrels disrupting televised events…

On the finale of BBC2's "The Great British Bake Off," the cameraman included some quick shots of adorable squirrels frolicking in the park.

Like this little guy-- I mean, big guy.

LOL, NSFW.

Via dlisted.

PatCA said...

What is up with these rodents? California is also overrun. I saw 6-8 one day running around my back yard. The cat is terrified.

Ann Althouse said...

I've never seen a squirrel outage around here, but I've seen many squirrel-caused outages in my gmail from my "squirrel" Google alert.

America's Politico said...
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Donn said...

Pulling for the Brewers. They're up 2-1 right now (7th).

Brother J said...

"desquirrelified?

I'd be more inclined to call it desquirrelized, or maybe disensquirreled. :-)

America's Politico said...

I am listening to PBS Judy Woodruff interview Mitt Romney. I did not know that Judy W. is one of us - she is the supporter of Obama. Her questions to Romeny and her support of Obama was just: Wow!

We have already got PBS in the bag.

GOP, forget you. You are finished.

yashu said...

“I’m cute. I have a fluffy tail. I am totally going to get picked up by a ball girl!” On Wednesday, either the same squirrel or an accomplice dashed right in front of the plate as Roy Oswalt delivered a pitch. Umpire Angel Hernandez called it a ball, and Oswalt complained that he was distracted by the squirrel. …

And I missed the obvious pun.

Lem said...

I'm practicing cruel neutrality baseball.. at least for the sake of the blog.

xnar said...

The shocking squirrel meant video - the truth Althouse does not wannt you to to see.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

What is up with these rodents? California is also overrun. I saw 6-8 one day running around my back yard. The cat is terrified.

I will gladly import some foxes to your area of California. We are overrun with foxes who eat the squirrels......and the cat is terrified, of the foxes.

Plus the foxes continually poop on the deck, the walkway and last night....on top of the barbeque!!

Let me know your address, and I'll live trap some more of them and send them your way. No more squirrel issues....no more cat or small dog issues either unfortunately.

richard mcenroe said...

Bow before Squirrel Girl and her Squirrel Legions!

Lem said...

Its down to the wire..

Lem said...

The Brewers pitcher has squirrel like hair.

wv triller

Lem said...

DP? and the brews are out of a jam..

This cruel neutrality baseball is hard..

Lem said...

What a game..

Lem said...

that fielder was positioned just right.

Lem said...

there is a pink hat brewer.

Lem said...

but that logo is from they were in the american league..

Lem said...

if you call a redsox fan a pink hat.. it means they havent been a fan very long.

Lem said...

Gomez dominican

Leland said...

You need to be more like the honey badger.

Lem said...

the dp possibility has been mitigated

Lem said...

the brewers win

traditionalguy said...

Niger came through with a Ty Cobb type base hit. That was fun to watch.

Lem said...

Congratulations to all the Brewers and their fans.

Patrick said...

BREW CREW!

garage mahal said...

Finally some joy in Wisconsin.

Sue D'Nhym said...

Have you ever seen what the Fark.com squirrel is?

MadisonMan said...

First the Packers. Then the Walker/Protest thing. Then (and still) the Badgers. Now (and still) the Brewers.

The Wisconsin Vortex. The rest of the Country will just have to deal with it.

Start with a nice Colby Cheese.

Meade said...

garage, see you at the Westboro thing? I'll be there.

garage mahal said...

Meade
I plan on being there around 9-ish.

Meade said...

Cool.

Meade said...

Heckuva dual over in Philly

Meade said...

Duel

EDH said...

"I know squirrels didn't chew the wires"

You don't have to take the bar exam to see
What you've did is ignoramus 1 of 3
What've I got to hang my hat on
You don't have a pot to pee in
All this just to be your friend
I was there until the end
Extortion and arson, petty larceny

I know you called, I know you called, I know you called
I know you called, I know you called, I know you hung up my line
Star 69

I know all about the warehouse fire
I know squirrels didn't chew the wires
3 people have my number
The other 2 were with me
I don't like to tell-tell but I'm not your patsy
This time you have gone too far with me

Why'd you put your quarter down on me?
This reads like some dork inside edition hard copy
I can't be your character witness
I can't be your alibi
Doorbell rings it's the FBI
We learned spy vs. spy
You my friend, are guilty as can be

Seven Machos said...

RALLY SQUIRREL!

Clyde said...

Texas, Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Louis. Not a big East Coast or West Coast market in the bunch. Fox has to be hating life right now from a World Series ratings standpoint, never mind the fact that all three Game 5s in this round of the playoffs were fantastic.

Ambrose said...

Boris: "Natasha, everything OK?. Should we call Mr. Big?"

Natasha: "What's with the squirrels? I've had it with these %$!# squirrels. "

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Last winter the squirrels chewed up the telephone junction box (or whatever it's called) and my end of the street was without phone service for days. The phone company fixed it, but the squirrels did it again. Then they chewed the telephone wire that ran to my house. AT&T gave me more than a month of credit for the undependable service.

Toy

richard mcenroe said...

The Squirrel's Global Reign of Terror...

Seven Machos said...

Note that the Cardinals have gone about 25-10 since Nyjer Morgan began babbling. My hope is that he says something silly in the next two days. Odds are good.

I feel bad for the Brewers. I would root for them if it wasn't for my beloved Cardinals. And it's a damn shame that the same team that beat the Brewers the last time they were in the Word Series -- some 30 years ago -- is going to prevent them from going this year. But that's life.

RALLY SQUIRREL!

Kit said...

T Plush rocks! Just got home from the game...welcome back Cards.

(p.s., not a bb gun. a 5-gallen bucket pf water and a few sunflower seeds. makes for great fertilizer)

Greg Toombs said...

The squirrel shoulda been a beaver. Then I'd better understand Oswalt's distraction.

wv = teddi

Beaver in a teddy. Heh.

Phil 3:14 said...

Sad to see the surprise Dbacks lose in a close one.

PS Professor, AZ is NOT on the coast and can be rightly bunched in with the rest of "flyover " country.

Meade said...

Isn't the St. Louis Cardinals owned by a Cincinnati 1%er? Shame on you, Sevens.

Seven Machos said...

It's a damn shame that the Cardinals aren't owned by Anheueser-Busch any more, and that Anheuser-Busch is now, in fact, part of some bunch of Euro ninnies. But that's free trade.

I am proud to be a fan of the big team from Little Ol' St. Louis -- winner of the second-most pennants in MLB history behind only those asshole spendthrift Yankees.

Speaking of the Yankees, so long suckers.

Kevin Walsh said...

As long as the unspeakable Phillies lost.

forgotten-ny.com

Rick said...

Not having a dog in this fight, I have been rooting for the Yankees and Phillies to lose. Now what?

Bob_R said...

I'm sad about my Phillies. Carpenter pitched a great game and the Cards are hot. Oh well, I just gained about about three dozen hours of my life over the next two weeks.

hawkeyedjb said...

From down here in the Land of Sand, congrats to the Brewers. Go forth and conquer.

I lived in Milwaukee the last time the Brewers went to the world series. Geez, that was a long time ago.

Conserve Liberty said...

Carpenter is the reincarnation of Bob Gibson in the 60's. We watched those games on roll-in TV's in elementary school (what a treat that was).

This is going to be quite an October.

ndspinelli said...

I was @ the Brewer game w/ family. The last game I attended w/ that intensity was game 6 of the World Series when Puckett hit the walk-off in the Metrodome. It felt just like that..when we were all 20 years younger!

The Elder said...

" . . . As Meade put it over at Trooper's:

Flyover America rules.

Kiss it, Coasties."


How incredibly articulate. That's my bro!!!

Rick said...

ndspinelli: Good for you and your family. I know the feeling. Back in 1988 I took my law school student son to see a Dodgers World Series game, and we ended up seeing Kirk Gibson's home run. The feeling we had at that moment is easily recalled to this day, and it comes back each time one or the other of us sees a replay or reads about it. My guess is that you have a great family memory for life.

Kit said...

We were actually hoping for the Phillies - the road to the WS paved with the best team in baseball & we beat them to get there. I'd of liked that - a lot. Now, we get home field the rest of the way and a chance to avenge the '82 WS.

I'll take it!

Beast Mode, baby!

Trooper York said...

You can't root for the Cardinals to win Seven. It is not feasible. You need to only root for the teams that really have a chance. I mean you need to root for the Texas Rangers because they ran last time and it is their turn. So don't waste your time and resources on a team that can't win. Remember that it is not important if the Cardinals play the game they way you believe in....you have to root for the team that appeals to the undecided. The true Cardinal believers are not enough. You have to pull in Phillie Fans and Yankee Fans and a whole bunch of undecided Fans.

I have to go review you posts about Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney to find more reasons why you should not root for the Cards. Just sayn'

Trooper York said...

And what does Meade have against the Coast Guard?