The Philadelphia Phillies saw a special spring training guest visit last week.
The Philadelphia Phillies are a professional baseball team, and so are for humans only. But things are a little more relaxed during spring training, and with Love Your Pets Day on Wednesday, they had to get into the fun.
The Phillies welcomed Rhys Hoskins’s dog Rookie to their practice facility in Clearwater, Florida.
Dog O’Day learned of this story through MLB.com.
The Phillies gave Rookie a 12/10 for sure. (That’s using Doggo Lingo math, of course.)
Rookie is an English Golden Retriever, and has his own Instagram account, where he claims his sister Missy gives him a hard time. (That’s part of what sisters are for, sorry, buddy. It’s in their job description.) He can be followed at @thelifeofrookie.
He greatly enjoyed his time at the ballpark, seeing what Dad does for work all the time. We also think baseball parks are some of the best parks out there, except maybe for dog parks.
Hoskins is a left fielder/first baseman beginning his third year in the majors. So far he has 181 hits, 45 doubles, 52 home runs, 144 runs batted in, 126 runs scored, seven stolen bases and a .249 batting average.
During 2019 spring training Hoskins is currently hitting 3 for 5 with a double, two runs batted in, one run scored and a batting average of .600 through two games.
(Stats come from Baseball Reference.)
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Philadelphia opens their 2019 season at 3:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 28 at Citizens Bank Park against the National League East foes the Atlanta Braves.