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Cat Becomes Cardinals' Good Luck Charm

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last night, announcers for the Kansas City Royals seemed to be making fun of a kitten who wandered onto the outfield.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: Are all these fans cheering for me?

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #2: No, little kitten just wants a little love.

GREENE: They might regret that because of what St. Louis did on the next pitch.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: Grand slam.

GREENE: St. Louis manager Mike Matheny.

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MIKE MATHENY: I'm not a cat person, but I sure like that one.

GREENE: St. Louis seemed out of the playoff race but no longer - maybe a team with nine lives. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.