Thanks to Christian Yelich's home run Saturday, a family is getting a new dog
One of the great things about sports is that they serve as an escape from the world outside of them. Watching a baseball game is a way to forget the stress of work or come together as a family a couple nights a week.
Those things produce emotions and feelings, obviously, especially when your team does particularly well or poorly. But, it's rare that the events that unfold on the field have a tangible impact on the real world.
On Saturday, Christian Yelich hit his third home run of the season in the first inning of the Brewers' 4-2 win over the Cardinals. Thanks to his dinger, the Labodda family is getting another puppy!
Congrats! What are you going to name him? Might we suggest Yeli?— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 30, 2019
Brewers 1, Cardinals 0 in the first. pic.twitter.com/i6VBiUF8ie
Apparently the two kids -- Lola and Libby -- created the sign just an hour before first pitch. With Yelich hitting his homer in the first inning, they came awfully close to missing out on a new puppy.
As for the type of dog they'll get as a result of Yelich's dinger, it seems like a golden doodle is the leading contender. The new pup would join an 11-year-old Maltese named Henry after Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron. One thing the two dogs will certainly have in common, then, is a love of home runs. That's not a bad foundation for a relationship.
Eric Chesterton is a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.