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These pigeons heard Juan Lagares coming so they cleared out of his way

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Pigeons can be stubborn baseball spectators. Sometimes they won't move in order to inspire five-dinger innings, sometimes they won't move just to annoy everybody else in the ballpark (even when a baseball is hit directly at them).

During the Mets' 11-7 win over the Phillies on Monday, a cluster of the NYC staples were congregrating in deep center field -- perhaps plotting total world domination. Suddenly, Cameron Rupp lifted a fly ball to their exact location and, instead of refusing to move as they've done before, the birds flew away, allowing Juan Lagares to make a nice running catch.

The pigeons had probably seen what the Gold Glove winner has done to walls in the past and decided a quick exit was the safest option. But don't worry, pigeon people, the pigeons will be back and next time they won't be so kind.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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