Friday, July 26, 2013

Angels in the bullpen: Relief pitcher Dane De La Rosa cares for injured bird during game

Normally when we share stories with you about animals at the ballpark it has to do with a dog sticking it out until the ninth inning or a squirrel running onto the field and interrupting a game. On Thursday night, Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Dane De La Rosa actually had to help rescue one.

During the third inning of his team’s game against the A’s in Oakland, De La Rosa noticed a pigeon hobbling near the visiting bullpen. When it became obvious that the bird couldn’t fly away, the 30-year-old scooped it up and brought it to safety.

After the game, De La Rosa thanked his Twitter followers for praising him for saving Randy, which he apparently named the pigeon.
Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson — who got the win Thursday night for the Angels — offered this:

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