OT: ACC Baseball Tournment trains dogs

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on May 30th, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Also worth noting about the Greensboro Grasshoppers and their stadium is their bat dog named Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth is a black Labrador retriever that would retrieve each of the baseball bats from the field and bring them to her trainer. She would also carry a basket of baseballs to the umpire at the start of each inning and carry the empty basket back.

WTF.

(Via ColbyAndStacy)

Comments

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

May 30th, 2010 at 1:42 PM ^

You don't think that's awesome?  I thought that was awesome.  They kept showing that dog on TV and I kept wondering why until I saw they showed it lugging bats around.

milhouse

May 30th, 2010 at 6:20 PM ^

Labradors are bread to have soft jowels (sp?) for retrieving birds from the water without damaging them. It's one of the many reasons they are so wildly used as therapy dogs.  The is virtually no chance that a trained Labrador would do any damage to a bat. Now Slobber - that's another thing... btw this is pretty awesome.

jvblaha

May 30th, 2010 at 6:28 PM ^

Home town minor league team.  Everybody loves Ms. Babe Ruth.  NewBridge Bank park is one of the nicest in single-A baseball.