I’m not a fan of fans running on the field at sporting events, but dogs? Now, that’s just adorable!
Rookie, the Bat Dog, was responsible for a slight delay in Wednesday’s Buffalo Bisons and Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs game when he sprinted to the pitcher’s mound, probably hoping to have a fetch with Lehigh Valley righty Colton Eastman.
these foreign substance checks are getting ridiculouspic.twitter.com/2hdhvG7LQv
— Infield Fly Girl (@infieldflygrl) September 23, 2021
Fittingly for the 2021 season, Rookie was met at the top step up the dugout to have what looked like a foreign substance check akin to the spectacle being made at the major league level this summer. Thankfully Rookie didn’t throw his collar from the dugout, à la Lance Lynn earlier this season.
This is zoomed in footage so it's a little blurry, but Lance Lynn was ejected when you see him walk in the dugout placing his hat and glove down for the ump to check, then he throws his belt out of the dugout toward the ump. 🤣 #MakeItMajor pic.twitter.com/7gnX9lWdfj
— The Dude (@Turn2Dude) August 19, 2021