Three Dog Night for the Greensboro Grasshoppers

Posted by Andy Durham on June 2, 2014 at 11:04 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from the ‘Sally Forth Post’ by Ellyn Ritterskamp at the Charlotte Observer Sports Blogs(www.charlotteobserver.com)
*****Sally Forth is visiting as many South Atlantic Leauge baseball ballparks as possible this season…She visited Greensboro’s NewBridge Bank Park this past Friday night.*****

Three Dog Night in Greensboro

The Grasshoppers have a magnificent park in downtown Greensboro, with a truly endearing mascot named Guilford. But it was three labrador retrievers who caught nearly all of our attention on Friday night: Miss Babe Ruth, Miss Lou Lou Gehrig, and Master Yogi Berra.

Miss Babe Ruth is in likely her final season as a bat retriever for the Hoppers. She worked several innings at our game, either retrieving bats for the home team or delivering balls to the home plate umpire between innings (safely dry in a bucket). We rooted for Hoppers to get hits just so we could see her do her thing (hitters brought their own bats back to the dugout if they struck out).

Yogi’s big moment was between innings when he retrieved a baseball launched into the outfield by one of those T-shirt cannons.

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