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Craig Thomas | NCAA.com | June 3, 2016

How LSU's #RallyPossum came to be

Late on a Saturday night in early May, LSU was losing a baseball game 9-1 to Arkansas at Alex Box Stadium. But then something happened and the Tigers walked away with a 10-9 win in front of a hyped up Baton Rouge crowd.

What exactly happened is the stuff of college baseball lore and is perfect for today’s Twitter-paced world.

Not long after Mel McDonald’s southern-fried classic “Louisiana Saturday Night” rang through the Box Stadium speakers featuring the line, “Belly full o’ beer and a possum in a sack,” a live possum entered the field. Let’s be honest – if you heard that a baseball game was stopped because of a live marsupial mammal, you would just assume that game was being played at LSU – wouldn’t you?

The possum was eventually removed from the field, but the critter never really left the game. The crazy geniuses who operate the LSU scoreboard kept playing video of the trespassing possum on the big screen.

The #RallyPossum tag became part of LSU’s baseball culture this season and since this is America in 2016 – the possum has its own official Twitter handle: @realrallypossum.

Will the possum make it down the long road to Omaha or will it meet the same fate as so many other vermin from the swamps of the southeast?

Only time will tell – but keep up with the possum’s progress and the other 63 teams fighting for Omaha.

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