2019 World Series: The best all-dog baseball rosters

Rookie the Batdog at work. Photo provided by Trenton Thunder.
Rookie the Batdog at work. Photo provided by Trenton Thunder. /
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The 2019 World Series is here, and so we gathered the help of some friends to assemble the greatest all-dog baseball rosters the world has ever seen.

The 2019 World Series is here, and so we here at Dog O’Day thought it was an appropriate time to assemble all-dog baseball rosters.

Dogs can’t actually play baseball, because a lack of thumbs severely limits their ability to throw. (That didn’t stop Buddy in Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch, though.) But the idea of such a scene, which takes place in the picture book Go Dog Go, is very captivating. (Thank you, PD Eastman!)

Wes doesn’t follow baseball too closely because of the terrible experiences during Little League days, but years of playing sports video games have given him a solid working knowledge of what each position ideally requires.

Kimberley does follow baseball, but wasn’t able to take part in this project because of other work commitments.

So we recruited some experts uniquely qualified to help in this area – our friends Bark-Andre Furry and Holland the Pup. Not only are they both big-time baseball fans (Holland’s even been to the Field of Dreams), but as canines, they are specially gifted with an understanding of what different breeds might bring to each position on the diamond.

We also invited Rookie the Batdog to join in, but he was too disappointed by the New York Yankees’ loss in the American League Championship Series to feel up to it, which we totally understand.

The 2019 World Series will match the American League’s newest team, the Houston Astros, against the newest team in the older circuit of the National League in the Washington Nationals. (The Astros moved to the AL West from the National League Central in 2013, while the Nationals became a thing in 2005 after the Montreal Expos moved to DC.)

For more 2019 World Series coverage, be sure to check out our FanSided Network sister sites Climbing Tal’s Hill and House of Houston, focusing on the Astros, and District on Deck, slanted towards Washington.

To ensure a more level playing field in the hypothetical all-dog games between the teams that follow, we’re going to assume it takes place on a softball field, since the dimensions are smaller.