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June 18, 2013

Every Dog Has His Day (At The Ballpark!)

Thanks to Eko I have had the good fortune to meet new people and try new things.  Of all of our adventures, one of my favorite is our outing to the Dog Day White Sox game. Every kid grows up playing at the park, pretending to be

Thanks to Eko I have had the good fortune to meet new people and try new things.  Of all of our adventures, one of my favorite is our outing to the Dog Day White Sox game.

Pet blog, pet adventure, Major League Baseball, dogs, MLB, pooches in the parkEvery kid grows up playing at the park, pretending to be on a Major League field…

Pet blog, pet adventure, Major League Baseball, dogs, MLB, pooches in the park

But how many people get to actually walk out on one of those Major League fields?  With Eko as my escort, we got to walk underneath the bright lights and see the field like the players do

Pet blog, pet adventure, Major League Baseball, dogs, MLB, pooches in the parkI have been to plenty of baseball games, but none of them could match the festive atmosphere of Dog Day.  The crowd absolutely loved the pups and you could tell the dogs loved the novelty of it all  Pet blog, pet adventure, Major League Baseball, dogs, MLB, pooches in the park

Eko’s only disappointment that evening was learning he was not allowed to go after the ball

Now, I thought Dog Day was where the story would end, but it appears it was just the beginning.  ESPN usually breaks all sports related news, but today I have a MOTN (Marking Our Territory News) exclusive.  In a surprise move, the Chicago White Sox have traded canine superstar Mr. Eko to the St. Louis Cardinals.  In return, the Cardinals promise to relieve the city of Chicago of the burden of Eko’s pal Will, if only for the weekend.Translation: this Saturday the Cardinals host the Rangers for their annual Purina Pooches In The Ballpark event, and I managed to score some tickets!  That means Eko and I will get to walk on another MLB field and enjoy another fun night at the ballpark together.  That Eko sure takes care of me.  The ticket also includes a buffet – human food only though, don’t tell Eko.Now, I have two questions for anyone out there who might be able to help.  First, the parade around the field is “baseball costume” themed, any suggestions about what Eko could wear?  Maybe I’ll make him a “Babe Woof” (Ruth) shirt? Also, if you know your local MLB team has a dog night, drop me a line.  Not sure if it’s feasible, but maybe Eko and I will be the first man/dog to visit them all.And finally, here is a very quick video of a few of the great human/canine partners we saw at last year’s game.  Looking forward to making plenty of new friends this Saturday.

Comments for Every Dog Has His Day (At The Ballpark!)

  1. How about dressing Eko like a Cardinal? 🙂 Bright red shirt and hat…and of course a BEAK! BOL!
    What fun you are going to have! They used to do a “Bark at the Park” here in Detroit, don’t think they have done it for the past few years. I always wondered though, since the Detroit Tigers’ mascot is FELINE…why wouldn’t they do “Meow at the Park?”
    Have a fabulous time! Can’t wait to read all about it!

  2. Oh waht an event! I’m green with envy now hahaha. I love the video the dog with the helmet is just priceless!

  3. PigLove says:

    That is so cool! I wonder when they will have Pig Day? I’d be right there watching with mommy! XOXO -Bacon

  4. Cheryl Mandell says:

    Too bad he can’t wear one of those hot dog costumes you usually see on dachshunds. So very funny it would be!

    Sent from my iPhone

  5. Victoria says:

    Will – can you and Eko come to the pups in the park in DC for the washington nationals? Its in Sept -so a lovely fall trip
    http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/ticketing/groups_events.jsp?group=pups
    that would be great!

  6. Emmadog says:

    No dog day for our MN Twins, they stink as a team and it stinks they don’t have a dog day! The minor league team the St. Paul Saints has a dog day but I have not attended. I guess the Twins are afraid that if they lose as usual the dogs will pee all over their nice stadium…and seriously, that is what should happen since they just can’t win! Have fun at your game!

  7. Gizmo says:

    Dog Days at the Ballpark are always so much fun…Gizmo & I are waiting for the local Tigers farm team to have one here

  8. Love this – looking at those dogs in the park was great. Hope they aren’t serving Hot Dogs – some might take offense (I know, bad joke)

  9. That looks like a BLAST! Go, Eko! What a great adventure.

    Lobe and licks,
    Cupcake

  10. Bongo says:

    That looks like so much fun. I’ll have to start petitioning for a dog day here.

  11. What a brilliant idea! I wish we could get a sporting event in New Zealand to do something like that! 🙂

    from Solo and my new sister Krissy 🙂

  12. Jessica says:

    What a cool idea! It looks like baseball brings together dogs of all backgrounds, from the rugged Pitties to the posh Pomeranians resting in designer doggy carry-on bags! Hope you and Eko have an awesome time on Saturday!

  13. Jorie says:

    Love this! What an adorable idea. I like the idea of Babe Woof! Or maybe Sparky Sosa?

  14. That is just soooo cool! We didn’t know there was anything like that going on. You and Eco have a super great time and we hope you get a good video so we can see. Hugs and nose kisses

  15. Rose Frame says:

    The Royals (KC) have a dog day, and my dog is named KC! =) I think it’s in May.

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