It almost seems like a movie plot: A 7-week-old puppy is found sans tags or collar in the parking lot at Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Georgia, and the college-league baseball team Savannah Bananas (yes, that's the team's name) takes her in as their own.
But this is a true story.
More specifically, Jared Orton, the team's president, and his wife Kelsey adopted the pup, named her Daisy and announced that she'd become the team's "bat dog."
“It was just meant to be that we’d have a team dog as part of our staff,” said Orton in a statement on the team's website. “We took Daisy to the vet and aside from being hungry and dehydrated, she was in pretty good health.”
Daisy now comes into the office regularly to help ship the official team merchandise out to fans (or so says the statement!) and, in perhaps a more logical role, she greets visitors, too.
“We aren’t sure how big she’ll get, so it’s hard to say if she’ll be able to pick up a bat or just coach first base,” said Orton. “But as she grows, she’ll be a fixture at the ballpark.”
The Savannah Bananas open their season on Thursday, June 2nd.