a rally squirrel.
The Cardinals received their World Series rings before Saturday's game, and each ring includes the player's name, number and the years of the Cardinals' 10 previous championships.
They also include a tiny squirrel running across home plate.
In Game 4 of last year's NL Division Series, a squirrel darted across home plate during Skip Schumaker's at-bat -- and the Busch Stadium crowd went wild.
Cardinals fans adopted the critter's image throughout the playoffs, when it was seen on T-shirts, memorabilia and images on stadium screens.
I think that's a much better idea than the rally KFC and beers that the Red Sox were planning on putting on their World Series rings this year if they won.