When you’re playing baseball and a bear wanders up hoping to take a home run ball home with him how do you handle it? If you’re from Alaska, apparently you just keep playing. The other team keeps a bear at short stop, why shouldn’t you at least have one in the stands?
The bear made an appearance during the fifth inning of the American Legion game between West Post 1 and Juneau Post 25 on Sunday, bringing proceedings to a halt.
Broadcaster Larry Johansen, who was videoing the game, captured the moment that a member of the small crowd spotted the giant creature.
The article calls it a grizzly but I’m about 99% sure this is a black bear. Not that I have a lot of experience with bears but I do watch a lot of television.
Hit the jump for the video.