Some people pay attention to college baseball. If you are not one of these people, now you are going to be one of those people, because the ACC Baseball Tournament has a dog that fetches bats:
We repeat: THE ACC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT HAS A DOG THAT FETCHES BATS:
So the ACC Baseball Tournament is fantastic. pic.twitter.com/qzixyBUZoW— Matt Clapp (@sharapovasthigh) May 23, 2014
OMG IT HAS AN ACC BAT DOG VEST
This bat dog is not specific to the ACC Tournament; it's actually Miss Babe, the bat dog of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Marlins' Single-A team,
It was a hot day, so she took an inning off here and there to cool down under the grandstand. Once she returned wearing an official ACC bat dog vest.
"I wish I had a dollar for every bat she’s picked up," said Grasshoppers President Donald Moore, who had dog duty on this day. "She’s made guest appearances at Wake Forest and Carolina and been in a lot of parades."
Miss Babe was ejected from one game in her career, when she mysteriously wandered across the third base line and did her business right there between the pitcher’s mound and home plate. The ump gave her the "get that dog off the field" thumb while the grounds crew scrambled to clean up her mess.
We'd say the ACC Baseball Tournament was our new favorite baseball thing, but we remembered the Trenton Thunder have a bat puppy -- IT'S STILL A PUPPY -- so we're not completely sold.