WATCH: Cardinals prospect casually catches a bird while walking off field

By Michael Dixon

Peoria Chiefs pitcher Jesus Cruz had an interesting July 4. As the St. Louis Cardinals prospect was walking off the mound after getting pulled from his start, he was approached by a feathered friend. That’s where things got interesting.

Cruz reached out with his pitching hand in an attempt to catch the bird, who then fell to the ground. Cruz then reached down to pick the bird up, put it in his glove, and appeared to say a little prayer. Finally, Cruz placed the bird on top of his head, where it briefly remained before hopping off onto the ground.

If you go to the ballpark, you’re probably going to see something you’ve never seen before. For the people in attendance, this game was no exception to that.