Chicago Cubs Minor League team adds dog to roster
Honestly, I don’t know why he never left.
Guess it’s related to COVID but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense since you think it would actually be safer because dogs can’t catch COVID. Maybe there wasn’t enough paw sanitizer for Slider. Who knows, that would be just another pandemic decision that wouldn’t make much sense.
Slider has been the Pelicans’ bat dog in the past. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Cubs Low-A affiliate. You can check out his work in this very adorable video.
He returns to work on one of the best baseball promotions in baseball across the board: Bark in the Park Night. A wonderful promotion that has been used from major league to all minor league parks across the country. The Rockford Rivets had it on a Monday night.
I don’t know how much training is required for a bat dog, but they should be standard in all stages. All you hear is baseball is dying and no one is interested in the sport anymore. Dogs are a sure-fire way to solve this problem.
Why stop at bat dogs? Here are some animals that I would like to see used as herding equipment
Apparently, pigs are as intelligent as dogs. Many people have them as pets. I think they are strong enough to carry a bat. Plus, they can be pretty cute.
Did you know that cows will play like dogs? Does that make you feel a little more guilty about that cheeseburger? I know it works for me. I won’t stop eating cheeseburgers. Another drawback would be the cowpiles on the ground. Not ideal.
Crows are awesome. Training them wouldn’t be a problem, they are considerably smarter than dogs. I don’t know if they can lift a bat with their beaks BUT they can obviously use tools so maybe they can teach them how to buckle a strap around the end and bring it back to the canoe. It seems unlikely, but very cool.
Obviously strong enough to handle a bat. Maybe too stubborn to practice. Just like the cow, you also have serious landmine issues. Plus, horses can be mean. I’m taking this one back, no horses at baseball games.