A raccoon ran amok at Steinbrenner Field yesterday

Associated Press

If The Boss was still alive this never would’ve happened. A raccoon was running around Steinbrenner Field in Tampa yesterday, causing great commotion and upset. And, according to the New York Times, great efforts to subdue the intruder:

It involved a stadium operations official in a cherry picker, armed with a basket, a blanket and a stick, trying to capture a raccoon from atop the 40-foot-high screen behind home plate. After several efforts were thwarted by the hissing raccoon, the employee whacked it with the stick, sending the raccoon hurtling down to the stands as witnesses shrieked.

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