Flock of Seagulls

By Chris Rewers on Monday, April 4, 2011

There was nothing routine about the high fly ball that center fielder Marlon Byrd hauled in to end Monday's 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field.


Byrd had to contend with a flock of about 50 seagulls that was hovering in the sky above the outfield.

Pat Hughes announced the arrival of the gulls in the fourth inning and noted that it was an earlier-than-usual appearance for the pesky birds. They walked across and flew above the outfield for the remainder of the game.

Keith Moreland noted that he could not recall dealing with the gulls during his six-year tenure with the Cubs (1982-87) and I don't recall the outfield looking like a scene from an Alfred Hitchcock movie until very recently.

Is it just me or is this problem getting worse? What can the Cubs do to keep the birds away?

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