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Mets Add Another Rally Animal To The Menagerie: A Parakeet

By Katie Honan | August 13, 2015 1:40pm
 The Rally Parakeet at Citi Field on Wednesday.
The Rally Parakeet at Citi Field on Wednesday.
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Another rally animal has been added to the Mets roster after the "Rally Raccoon" was set free in the wilds of Queens. 

After blasting his first home run with the team, Yoenis Cespedes credited the milestone to the neon-yellow Parakeet spotted flying around Citi Field, according to reports.

Cespedes, who wore a neon sleeve under his uniform, told reporters after the game he put it on to match the bird.

"I just used it because I know there was a bird in the field and I just wanted to look like the bird, and it would bring me some luck," he said, through a translator.

They blanked the Colorado Rockies 3 to 0, and face the team again this afternoon.

Since a raccoon was spotted in the ballpark's weight room, the Mets rolled into first place, where they remain.

That animal was set free, though, so the team now needs another animal to throw their superstitions behind. 

Announcers Keith Hernandez and and Gary Cohen were enamored with the bird during the broadcast, dubbing it the Rally Parakeet and joking that they should put a mic on it.

After Cespedes hit his line-drive home run to deep right center field, Cohen shouted, "The Rally Parakeet lives!"

Even the Mets got in on the joke, tweeting about the bird and Cespedes' sleeve and asking who wore it best.