Minor-League Bat Dog Adorably Thinks the Ump Is Trying to Play Fetch (Video)
Rookie might be a third-generation “bat dog” for the Trenton Thunder, but when he got called up to Scranton to help out the Yankees Triple A club for one night, he really blew it.
The adorable golden retriever ran toward the mound when the ump threw a ball to the pitcher, thinking the umpire was trying to play fetch with him.
Rookie just wanted in on the fun, and the video below is going viral because, well, people love dogs.
Rookie the Bat Dog doesn’t grab the bat, still does something awesome. pic.twitter.com/UIJt236O2C
— Conor Foley (@RailRidersTT) July 19, 2017
Let’s get Rookie back to Trenton where he belongs. I’m sure the pup’s fans aren’t happy about sending this dog on loan, even if it is a promotion.
— Trenton Thunder (@TrentonThunder) July 19, 2017
Every team, major or minor league, should have a Rookie.