Rookie the Batdog got his own bobblehead last night

Rookie the Batdog at work. Photo provided by Trenton Thunder.
Rookie the Batdog at work. Photo provided by Trenton Thunder. /

Rookie the batdog is one of the best batdogs in Minor League Baseball, and he got his own bobblehead last night.

Rookie the batdog, a Golden Retriever working for the Trenton Thunder, got his own bobblehead last night during Batdog Appreciation Night, so he’s officially made it by Minor League Baseball standards.

He is one of a small pawful of team dogs throughout Minor League Baseball, which also includes the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Slider, the Frisco RoughRiders’ Brooks, and the Las Vegas Aviators’ Finn.

It’s a tight-knit community, similar to the world of hockey dogs, and in fact Rookie is a good friend of Bark-Andre Furry and Sir Winston Da Doodle.

Being an extrovert and a very polite dog, Rookie was kind enough to do an interview with Dog O’Day shortly before the season started.

Besides giving away Rookie bobbleheads on Batdog Appreciation Night, fans could bring their dog to Arm and Hammer Park, and Rookie’s sister Mickie was able to visit.

The Thunder play in the Double-A Eastern League, and are an affiliate of the New York Yankees.

Eric Lipsman, Rookie’s human, made sure to remember Rookie’s dad Derby and his grandpa Chase as well, who both preceded him as the Thunder batdogs.

Lots of fans, including Leah the Beagle, got to meet their hero.

Rookie met a ton of new friends, performed his job of gathering bats admirably, posed for around a hundred pictures (which is a lot), but most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his sister.

Unfortunately for the Thunder, the Red Sox affiliate Portland Sea Dogs won by a 9-8 score after being tied at 4-4 through four innings. They are currently second in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division standings with a record of 25-17, half a game behind the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (which is a fancy way of saying “rocking horses’).

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