Dog Delay: 'Rookie' the Bat Dog Just Wanted to Have a Fetch ... in the Middle of a Game

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Dog Delay: ‘Rookie’ the Bat Dog Just Wanted to Have a Fetch … in the Middle of a Game

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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.

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.



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.