St. Louis is going nuts over Rally Squirrel as the Cardinals vie for a 2011 World Series berth.
Rally Squirrel T-shirts and embroidered caps are flying off the shelves at SportsPrint in Ferguson.
Business owner Ralph Rockamann, a Ladue resident, is a veteran of many of these overnight production campaigns. "We've sold thousands of T-shirts already," he said.
Proceeds from shirt and cap sales benefit Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Children. T-shirts are $14.99 and caps $15 and customers can purchase them from their show rooms in Ferguson at 6197 Bermuda Rd. or 211 S. Main in O'Fallon, MO.
Rally Squirrel emerged as a mascot of sorts when a common gray squirrel ran across Busch Stadium home plate during Game 3 of the division series against Philadelphia. Then, a squirrel was nabbed running around before an away game.
No word whether it was Rally, but rumors abound.
NBC Sports reported that Rally Squirrel was arrested and spirited away. Does that hurt our chances? Go Cards!
Game 2 starts Monday, 7:05 p.m. CT from Milwaukee on TBS tv, KMOX 1120AM radio.