Dog Days of Summer Baseball
June 8 | 3 Comments
My favorite team is the New York Mets and before any haters are sic’d on me, I’ll have you know I started liking them when they sucked. Coincidentally, it is also the time that I learned a lot of swear words from my father who sat by my side watching game after game after game.
Things aren’t much better these days with two successive September folds. If losing builds character, then I feel like Rin Tin Tin right about now.
But, hey at least I still have my day job. You know as snuggler, lover and all around best friend to my bipeds.
The same can’t be said for a black lab called Master Yogi Berra who got tossed out of work at a recent baseball game. The DigiTriad has all the details.
Greensboro, NC — A little embarrassment during the Grasshoppers loss Tuesday afternoon.
Master Yogi Berra, a bat and ball fetching dog for the team, was ejected after relieving himself on the field during the fourth inning of the Hoppers 9-6 loss to Asheville.
A spokesperson for the Grasshoppers says that Yogi was attempting his usual between inning promotion of fetching a ball shot to deep center field. While running back to homeplate, he stopped and relieved himself on the field. This prompted homeplate umpire Jason Hutchings to eject the dog.
Owner Donald Moore says Yogi was not feeling well today battling a stomach virus. “When you gotta go, you gotta go,” said Moore, the Grasshoppers’ Team President and General Manager,.
Yogi is believed to be the first dog ever ejected from a professional baseball game.
“Yogi’s had a tough start to his season, and I hope this doesn’t get him down. He clearly couldn’t control himself out there. He’s such a competitor and he wanted to do his duties as he’s been trained,” continued Moore. He left the ballpark in the 6th inning with the Team Veterinarian Jason Streck, of the After Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinic, and is listed as day-to-day.
First it was people jumping on the playing field to get on TV, then it was streakers taking it up a notch, and now we’ve turned to public defecation. Is this a great country or what?
Here’s the video goodness. Skip ahead to the 42 second mark…that’s really when the video starts.