Not only do they have the best name in baseball, but also they now have the cutest employee.
The Savannah Bananas of the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate wood-bat circuit, announced that it has hired a seven-week-old puppy named Daisy to be its new bat dog.
Daisy was found abandoned in the parking lot of the Bananas’ stadium and adopted by the team’s president, Jared Orton.
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“We aren’t sure how big she’ll get, so it’s hard to say if she’ll be able to pick up a bat or just coach first base,” Orton said, “but as she grows, she’ll be a fixture at the ballpark.”
Plenty of minor league teams employ bat dogs, most notably the Trenton Thunder. But it’s tough to say whether any of them are cuter than Daisy.
- Dan Gartland