Trenton Thunder (Double-A, Eastern League) bat dogs Derby and Rookie get up, their tails wagging in anticipation of what’s to come. They’ve had a season full of game days in the books, but that doesn’t take away from the excitement of their job. Their duty. Read more and watch video here.
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The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are putting the final touches on their roster for their opening homestand, signing Sgt. Scampi, from K9s For Warriors, as the team’s bat dog for a designated half inning at each Friday home game during the 2017 season. Read press release here. Read about second mascot unveiling here.
While pitchers and catchers don’t report for another few weeks, the Double-A Trenton Thunder’s (Eastern League) bat dog Rookie is already deep into spring training for the 2015 season. Read more and watch video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – Derby, the Golden Retriever bat dog for the Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball team, recently became a father and the Thunder are proud to introduce the newest four-legged member of the Thunder family. Continue reading
Chase, the beloved bat dog for the Double-A Trenton Thunder (Eastern League), will officially retire on July 5. The 13-year-old Golden Retriever has been fetching bats at Thunder games since 2002. Continue reading
A statue of the Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers bat dog mascot Miss Babe Ruth was stolen from the team’s ballpark. Babe was bolted down in four inches of concrete, so it wasn’t a simple grab and run. Read more here. UPDATED: The statue has been recovered from a 25-year-old knucklehead. Because a replacment had already been ordered, the Grosshoppers will offer old, broken Babe on eBay. Read more here.