Popcorn and crackerjacks may have been replaced by beer and hot dogs, but America’s pastime is still as exciting as ever.
A recent game between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Norfolk Tides left the team from Virginia high and dry after 9 innings, ESPN reports, but one of the best plays happened between the Railriders’ pitcher and a furry teammate who typically sits in the dugout. Bat dog Rookie is trained to retrieve the ball from the mound, as well as bats from home base.
The Railriders, a Triple-A affiliate team of the New York Yankees, are doing fairly well this season, with a total of 28 wins out of their last 39 games.
Will Rookie help them clinch the championship this year? There’s only one way to find out.
Watch this all-American bat dog showoff his ball-handling skills in the video below.