Adorable team dog tries to fetch player’s bat... before his at-bat is over
Miss Lou Lou Gherig was just trying to do her job. “Lou Lou,” the team dog for the Miami Marlins’ Class A affiliate Greensboro (North Carolina) Grasshoppers, is trained to retrieve player’s bats. On Sunday, showed off her talents a tad too early.
It began when Greensboro batter Jhonny Santos dropped his bat and prepared to head to first when he thought he drew a walk. The umpire, however, called the pitch a strike. So the at-bat wasn’t over.
“Lou Lou” had other plans, trotting out to home plate to retrieve the bat from Santos before retreating shortly afterward. The third-base cameraman caught the interaction in all of its glory.
She even received a shout out from ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt.
The Grasshoppers are 57-72 on the season, and Miss Lou Lou Gherig is still a good girl.
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