Full Disclosure: This script was written on Wednesday.  Before the end of the game.

Not that anyone’s going to believe me.

In all seriousness, there was an actual academic inquiry as to how seagulls always seem to show up around the seventh and eighth innings.  And you know what?

Pavlov was right.

It turns out that the sea gulls have come to recognize that ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ actually ‘Get Ready to Go Home From The Ballgame’.  Usually less than an hour after that song, their feeding frenzy can begin.  Those birds may be smarter than I’d like to give them credit for.

Of course, extra inning games might be vexingly confusing to them.  If Nate Schierholtz keeps this up, the gulls might just start worshipping him as a god.