Watch the Trenton Thunder's new bat dog train for his very important job
Trenton Thunder trains adorable new bat dog
Think you can't watch Spring Training until mid-February? That's not entirely true. Even though pitchers and catchers don't report for a few more weeks, the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees' Double-A affiliate, has something to tide you over and it might just warm your winter-weary heart.
The Thunder has had a bat dog since 2002, and the position has a noble lineage. First there was Chase, then his son Derby. Now Derby's son Rookie is in training for the job:
He's working very, very hard:
Check out the full story at the Times of Trenton. But beware - it's so sweet it might make your teeth hurt: