e all know minor league baseball teams use all sorts of gimmicks to draw fans in. But few gimmicks are as adorable as the Trenton RailRiders’ furry help, Rookie the Bat Dog.
Rookie’s enthusiasm for helping his team is only outweighed by his desire to play fetch, as you’ll see.
Rookie got the call to go to Scranton (a Triple A club) as a visiting guest.
But based on the video above, he may not have been ready for the promotion!
Here’s a father-son shot of Rookie alongside his dad, Derby.
See the similarity? Even though baseball is in his genes, Rookie’ s still learning on the job, even after three years or so with his current gig.
Despite the, uh, confusion, Rookie didn’t suffer TOO much criticism.
I mean, how mad are you gonna get at this pup on the left?
Fans were so enamored of Rookie (even at a different ballpark) that we’ve got video of the incident from multiple angles!
Clearly, the camera just loves him.