Tuesday night’s interleague game between the Giants and visiting Tigers brought 28,000 fans and one enormous rabbit to the ballpark in San Francisco. Alex the Great, who you may remember from his viral appearance at a Giants game last April, lived every rabbit’s dream Tuesday night, stealing the show in his triumphant return to Oracle Park.
A therapy bunny belonging to Kei Kato and her partner Josh Row, the 28-pound Flemish Giant has been a fixture at Bay Area sporting events, recently appearing at Chase Center, home arena of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.
Alex’s life of excess has not come without consequences, however, as we observed last fall when he had his first brush with controversy, running into legal trouble by parking his remote-control Mercedes—presumably without a valid driver’s license—on a city sidewalk. Let’s hope the little guy (well, not that little, actually) has access to a good lawyer.
A year after his debut, we’re proud to report that a furry mammal making the rounds at a major-league stadium has not lost any of its novelty, with Alex becoming an unofficial mascot of sorts, endearing himself to fans with his calming nature and affinity for all things San Francisco. Best of all, the adorable critter saw his beloved Giants pull out a 4-3 victory, led by ace Carlos Rodon, who logged six innings of one-run ball in the winning effort.
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