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Peregrine Falcons Are Bad Luck For The Astros

Despite the roof at Miller Park being closed yesterday, an uninvited guest found his way onto the field. A peregrine falcon nestled right behind Hunter Pence for most of the third inning, and the Brewers got all the runs they'd need in that frame off of Wandy Rodriguez as the falcon watched. It eventually flew away from the field after Angel Hernandez approached it -- I'm glad his natural ability to make things leave the field was finally put to good use. 

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The Milwaukee County Zoo released the following on the falcon:

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"It's really unlikely for a bird like that to get aggressive, unless somebody was coming after him, trying to pick him up or getting to close to his nest," said Heather Neldner, a zookeeper in the Milwaukee County Zoo's aviary. "If he's just sitting there, minding his own business, it's unlikely that he would go after a random person."

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So it was no threat to attack anyone; it was just there to lay it's curse upon the Astros

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My congratulations to Adam McCalvy, who relayed this story without a single "attempting to find an Easter Bunny" joke.

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