Attention-seeking bird sparks Phillies offense against Marlins


If you were watching the Phillies take on the Marlins Tuesday night, no you weren't.

You were watching a bird hijack the spotlight.

In the top of the second inning while displaying a gorgeous shot at Citizens Bank Park from the outfield, the NBC Sports Philadelphia outfield camera got a visitor desperate for attention.

That's right. A bird — let's call him Mr. Feathers — got right in the camera's grill for his closeup.

Of course, John Kruk and Tom McCarthy could barely contain themselves.

Mr. Feathers gave Phillies fans a much-needed smile after a rough first inning that saw the Marlins take a 4-0 lead. Luckily, the Phils battled back in the fourth inning to tie the game up.

Later in the fifth inning, Alec Bohm hit a two-run single to give the Phillies their first lead of the night. Rhys Hoskins, who hit a three-run blast in the fourth, then added to the lead with a two-run double to make it 8-4

For a minute, it looked like Mr. Feathers was going to will the Phils to a win. Unfortunately, the Marlins rallied late to reclaim the lead and win the tilt 11-9.

Mr. Feathers must've flown away from CBP.


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