MORE TEAMS OPEN UP BALLPARKS TO DOGS - “It’s like going to the ballgame with a buddy…And having an opportunity to do that is kind of a unique treat for a lot of these pet owners.”
This year, sixteen Major League Baseball teams hosted some version of “bring your dog to the stadium” day. In the minor leagues, there were approximately 50 dog-related promotion days. Here’s more from Doug Williams at ESPN:
This season, 16 major league teams are hosting dog days, with some — such as the Pirates, who lead the pack with eight Pup Nights at PNC Park — holding multiple events.
In the minors, nearly 50 teams have dog-friendly promotions, from Man’s Best Friend Mondays with the Inland Empire 66ers in San Bernardino, Calif., to the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ twice-per-season Bark in the Park games, where fans and their furry friends sit on a grassy hill beyond left field and watch the humans and the doggy duo that regularly works at NewBridge Bank Park (Miss Babe Ruth takes balls to the umpire; Master Yogi Berra chases a ball shot out of a cannon)…Though dog days don’t outdraw bobblehead, hat or T-shirt days, they have become a fixture.
This looks like so much fun. Someday I would like to bring my schnauzer to one of these things. Click here for the full story and more information on various dog-friendly baseball events. Are there versions of such events for other sports outside the U.S.?