If You Love Baseball, You Need To See These Adorable 'Batdogs' in Action

While few improvements can be made to the beloved all-American game of baseball, a minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees found exactly what the sport was missing: dogs!


Derby and Rookie, the Batdog and Batdog-in-training for the Trenton Thunder, have been retrieving bats during the first inning of home games for years.

They've even given the Thunder Batboy a run for his money.

"There's definitely a spirit of competition between me and the dogs," Trenton Thunder Batboy Andrew Spera tells HooplaHa. "Some people might say he does a better job than I do!" 

Derby Carrying a Bat

(via Facebook @TrentonThunder)

Their Batdog training includes teaching the adorable dogs the best technique for balancing the bat, but their lovable personality just comes naturally!

Click HERE  to see Derby and Rookie in action!


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