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The Brewers scheduled a press conference for Friday to put an end to the Hank controversy

Earlier this week, an investigation by Brew Crew Ball sparked a heated debate: Is the current Hank the Ballpark Pup the same dog that wandered into Brewers Spring Training in 2014, or has he been replaced by an imposter?


Hoping to avoid a simmering "did we land on the moon?"-style controversy, the club addressed the issue. Brewers VP of communications Tyler Barnes told

"The 'real' Hank? What is real and what is an impostor? Is the Tooth Fairy the next target? Santa Claus? The Great Pumpkin?"

That answer wasn't equivocal: Was Barnes suggesting that Hank was merely a myth the whole time? Would the Ballpark Pup sneak in to give you money in exchange for puppy treats? 

More answers are soon to come, as the Brewers have announced a press conference Friday to address all the "Hank 1" questions.

Is he a clone? Is he filled with alien DNA? Is there a rule that says dogs can't play baseball, squashing the Brewers' plans to have Hank backup third base? We'll just have to wait and find out.