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Buried beneath yesterday’s ever-popular thrift-shop fashion show post was another brief tale from the recent road trip to Lynchburg — that of a 21-year-old Keys reliever and his encounter with a skunk in right field on Saturday, July 6.
Thanks to WSET-TV, better known as ABC 13 to folks in the Lynchburg area, we have video of Miguel Chalas vs. The Lynchburg skunk. Sadly, I cannot embed the video below, but I will break it down using vines (short-looping videos, if you didn’t know) from the story that aired on WSET’s nightly news. You can watch the video by clicking here and then clicking on “Hillcats Have Unwanted Guests On The Field” beneath the video player.
The transcript of the story is here and has some incredible quotes, including this gem from Lynchburg right fielder David Rohm on Chalas fearlessly gloving the skunk:
“He said he thought it was a cat,” said Rohm.
Now, for the abridged story of Miguel Chalas vs. The Lynchburg Skunk. Let’s meet our contenders:
A 21-year-old right-handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic, Chalas stands at 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. The Orioles signed him as a 17-year-old and he was promoted to Frederick on June 3 from Class-A Delmarva. He is currently 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA in nine appearances and leads the league in skunk traps.
Also known as a polecat, the skunk is a mammal known for its ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. Skunk species vary in size from about 15.6 to 37 inches and in weight from about 1.1 pounds to pounds.
Now, the footage:
That ordeal delayed Saturday’s game for four minutes. The skunk continues to make appearances in the outfield. The next opportunity of a possible Chalas-Skunk rematch would be Aug. 24-27.
The skunk glove has been spotted!!
Location: Behind the Keys clubhouse at Harry Grove Stadium.
Condition: Unknown (still contaminated)
*Listen to Trent Howard’s account of the skunk incident. It starts at the 6:10 mark.
The Keys took two of three from the Hillcats over the July 4 weekend, but things got a little weird in Southern Virginia Saturday. First came the thrift shop fashion show, then came the skunk in right field.
And thanks to Twitter, we can easily chronicle both of them on this blog.
Look above. This is apparently what happens when you mix the Frederick Keys, a little per diem and a thrift shop. Hitting coach Torre Tyson was the judge of the contest. I’ll let his tweets speak for themselves now.
Contestant #1: P Zach Petersime
Contestant #2: P David Walters (who was released Sunday. We wish him the best.)
Contestant #3: C Allan de San Miguel
Contestant #4: P Gene Escat
Contestant #5: OF Glynn Davis
Contestant #6: Bullpen catcher Jason Stifler
Contestant #7: OF Brenden Webb
Contestant #8 and third runner-up: P Jesse Beal
Contestant #9: 1B Christian Walker
Contestant #10: Trainer Pat Wesley
Contestant #11: Coach Kyle Moore
Contestant #12 and first runner-up:
Contestant #13 and second runner-up: SS Sammie Starr
Contestant #14 and winner: C Michael Ohlman
Who’s your thrift shop fashion show winner? Vote below. And Leave a comment stating your case, if you’d like.
*As for the skunk, it wandered into right field in the eighth inning and stopped the game for four minutes before one brave man, Keys pitcher Miguel Chalas, gloved it. We have video in this blog post.
A note from tonight's game in Lynchburg. There was a 4-minute delay in the top of the 9th inning due to a skunk being in right field.—
Frederick Keys (@FrederickKeys) July 07, 2013
Rumor has it Chalas escaped unscathed, but his glove did not.
The skunk apparently made an appearance in center field last night and has garnered the hashtag #rallyskunk