Rank 'Em: Disruptive Animals

Created: June 2, 2009, 11:28 AM

Joba refused to be bested by midges the second time around.

On Monday, Joba Chamberlain did not allow the return of the midges, or a flock of seagulls in right field, to affect his game as he went eight innings to earn his third win of the season. For those of you who don't remember, during Game 2 of the 2007 ALDS, Chamberlain had to deal with a swarm of midges (flies) that infested the field in Cleveland. But were those midges the most disruptive animals to interrupt a sporting event in recent memory?

Below we've listed five recent animal interruptions and now it's time for SportsNation to rank the most disruptive.

You must rank all FIVE to submit your choices.

  • A cat crashes the opening of the Mets' Citi Field earlier this year.
  • Randy Johnson hits and kills a dove flying in front of home plate in a 2001 spring training game.
  • Midges infest Jacobs Field during Game 2 of the 2007 ALDS between the Yankees and Indians.
  • A Seagull steals Steve Lowery's golf ball at the TPC Sawgrass in 2007.
  • Spirit, the mascot of the Atlanta Hawks, delays the start of Game 2 of the first-round playoff series between the Hawks and Heat.