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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Grasshopper Bat Dog Ejected From Game

Master Yogi Berra, a bat and ball fetching dog for the team, was ejected after relieving himself on the field during the fourth inning of the Hoppers 9-6 loss to Asheville.

A spokesperson for the Grasshoppers says that Yogi was attempting his usual between inning promotion of fetching a ball shot to deep center field. While running back to homeplate, he stopped and relieved himself on the field. This prompted homeplate umpire Jason Hutchings to eject the dog.

Owner Donald Moore says Yogi was not feeling well today battling a stomach virus. “When you gotta go, you gotta go,” said Moore, the Grasshoppers’ Team President and General Manager,.

Yogi is believed to be the first dog ever ejected from a professional baseball game.

“Yogi’s had a tough start to his season, and I hope this doesn’t get him down. He clearly couldn’t control himself out there. He’s such a competitor and he wanted to do his duties as he’s been trained,” continued Moore. He left the ballpark in the 6th inning with the Team Veterinarian Jason Streck, of the After Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinic, and is listed as day-to-day.

At least Yogi Berra didn’t doo that.

Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2009 at 01:21 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: April 23, 2009 at 03:20 PM (#3149411)
Other dog ejections;

Crime Dog

O-Dog?
Mad Dog?
   2. Jose Has Absurd Goosebump Arms Posted: April 23, 2009 at 05:02 PM (#3149591)
I don't care how good a job the grounds crew did, if I'm the centerfielder, I'm thinking long and hard before I dive for a flyball the rest of the game.
   3. twon8 Posted: April 23, 2009 at 05:12 PM (#3149602)
It's hard to believe Yogi was sick, he looked to be in the best shape of his life this spring.
   4. bfan Posted: April 23, 2009 at 06:27 PM (#3149740)
I have a funny feeling that it was the look Yogi gave the home-plate umpire while Yogi was relieving himself, in response to a controversial strike call made by the ump in the top of the 4th, that prompted the ejection. It was pretty clear that Yogi's action wasn't just about bladder releif.
   5. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: April 23, 2009 at 06:30 PM (#3149750)
if I'm the centerfielder, I'm thinking long and hard before I dive for a flyball the rest of the game.

There's a Moises Alou joke somewhere in here...
   6. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: April 23, 2009 at 06:31 PM (#3149758)
No there isn't.

Anyway, "Grasshopper Bat Dog" is the worst idea for a superhero I've ever heard.
   7. Guapo Posted: April 23, 2009 at 06:42 PM (#3149792)
Matt Wieters once relieved himself on the field in the middle of a game. His excrement promptly entered the game and threw 3 innings of shut-out relief. After the game, Baseball America named it the No. 7 prospect in the Orioles' farm system.
   8. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: April 23, 2009 at 06:47 PM (#3149808)
It was pretty clear that Yogi's action wasn't just about bladder releif.

Peeing is what dogs do. You take 'em for a walk and they pee every five feet. They pee to relieve their bladder, they pee to mark territory, they pee to say hello to future dogs they haven't yet sniffed, they pee to say hello to dogs they sniffed 3 days ago and sometimes they pee as an artistic statement on the transient and liquid nature of life in this world of 2 billion smells.
   9. shock Posted: April 23, 2009 at 07:47 PM (#3149969)
It took me about 5 tries to correctly parse that first sentence.
   10. Shredder Posted: April 23, 2009 at 07:59 PM (#3149996)
I have a funny feeling that it was the look Yogi gave the home-plate umpire while Yogi was relieving himself, in response to a controversial strike call made by the ump in the top of the 4th, that prompted the ejection.
Scioscia got ejected for this exact same thing the other night.
   11. Boogie Nights Powell Posted: April 23, 2009 at 07:59 PM (#3149997)
Is he a long or short reliever?
   12. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: April 23, 2009 at 08:09 PM (#3150024)
Doggie Perez was ejected in his first game as Marlins manager.
   13. phredbird Posted: April 23, 2009 at 08:41 PM (#3150127)
meant to mention this sooner, #3 is the winner so far.

btw, was yogi ejected for doing #1 or #2?
   14. puck Posted: April 23, 2009 at 08:49 PM (#3150142)
Here's Yogi's older sister showing how it's done.
   15. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 24, 2009 at 12:19 AM (#3150297)
"Grasshopper Bat Dog"

I think I have a name for my band.
   16. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: April 24, 2009 at 12:38 AM (#3150302)
Yogi Berra is a big fraud who poops the field.
   17. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 24, 2009 at 12:47 AM (#3150305)
I'd like to thank everyone for making this thread urinary.
   18. Downtown Bookie Posted: April 24, 2009 at 01:26 AM (#3150326)
He wanted to do his duties as he’s been trained.


Mission accomplished.

DB
   19. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: April 24, 2009 at 01:35 AM (#3150329)
What is not in the article is that Yogi called the umpire a ########## during the argument.
   20. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: April 24, 2009 at 01:41 AM (#3150334)
It's a good thing they don't have a bat chimp or he would have bitten off the umpire's thumbs.
   21. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 24, 2009 at 02:03 AM (#3150357)
And I guess it's really lucky that Yogi didn't try to jack off on the umpire's leg. Umpires often have a false sense of pride about such things.
   22. villageidiom Posted: April 24, 2009 at 02:09 AM (#3150369)
He's lucky the manager didn't bench him for dogging it.

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