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very happy kittenIn this world, I love two things: baseball and cats. Ok, I love a few more things than that, but they don’t have anything to do with this amazing announcement.

Per the New York Post, coming in tandem with the 2015 All-Star Game … the 2015 Paw Star Game!

The event “will feature kittens in baseball outfits batting balls — plus celebrities and baseball stars to cheer the kitties on” and will be broadcast on the Hallmark Channel. My adorabone is already quivering.

Playing baseball with kittens is obviously a take off of the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl events that have run against the Super Bowl in recent years, and I say it’s about damn time baseball got the same kind of cute animal attention. Hopefully Javier Baez and Kris Bryant won’t be making their All-Star Game debuts that year, because beating out the Paw Star Game would be a tough hill to climb.

(I love, by the way, that they need more than a year to develop a baseball game involving kittens, apparently. The 2014 Paw Star Game would have been rushing things. Can’t just throw this kind of culture-changing event together in five months. H/t Hardball Talk on the New York Post piece.)

  • MightyBear

    Hopefully, BOTH Bryant and Baez will be making their All Star debuts along with several other Cubs.

  • ClevelandCubsFan

    Bastet’s wrath watch: Boots McWhiskers came off the mound with pain his right front leg. Team trainer “Doc” Mittens said it was a tendon, and while team officials are trying to be optimistic, anonymous sources in the front office have suggested it might require TTS (Tomcat Tendon Surgery), which could put him out of commission for 9 years (as the cat counts). Under normal circumstances, McWhiskers would be a shoe-in for the world’s first Paw Star Game, but that honor may now be in jeopardy.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Applause.

      (Appaws?)

  • Funn Dave

    Jesus christ. Those poor cats.

  • http://becomehealthier.com drcub1908

    These are the cutest posts ever. I am going to take a nap with a smile now.

  • Funn Dave

    Very funny final paragraph, Brett.

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