An innocent little possum has swept the LSU nation and made believers of many in the power of . . . whatever it is possums do to baseball fields.
The break in play required to corral a possum that strayed onto the field last month in Baton Rouge with LSU trailing Arkansas 9-4 in the bottom of the seventh. All of a sudden, the bats came alive and the little mammal became folk legend in LSU.
— Hayden Balgavy (@HaydenBalgavy) May 8, 2016
— Garrett Walvoord (@Mr_Playbyplay) May 8, 2016
So much so that the possum cult has taken over as LSU now advances to the super regional to play Coastal Carolina in a best-of-three series beginning tomorrow night.
The possum has its own song, its own Twitter account, its own stuffed animal.
Yes, LSU baseball is selling its own plush-stuffed rally possums ahead of the championship series in the NCAA tournament this weekend. For $14 a rally possum could be yours.
— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) June 9, 2016
Except, as of 11:41 a.m. ET on Friday, the Rally Possums are out of stock. In less than a day all the rally possums were gone.
So all we can do now is sing this ditty from LSU super fan Drew Landry about that magical possum and its ability to help LSU win baseball games.
Right now everyone is believing in the Rally Possum.