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Marlins’ minor-league team’s dog wanted to fetch a player’s bat. The at-bat wasn’t over

Adorable team dog tries to fetch player’s bat... before his at-bat is over

The adorable Greensboro Grasshoppers team dog is just trying to do his job. "Lou Lou," trained to retrieve player's bats, tried to grab one from Jhonny Santos after Santos thought he walked. The at-bat, however, wasn't over.
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The adorable Greensboro Grasshoppers team dog is just trying to do his job. "Lou Lou," trained to retrieve player's bats, tried to grab one from Jhonny Santos after Santos thought he walked. The at-bat, however, wasn't 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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