The Savannah Bananas (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) have announced the addition of Daisy the bat dog, who will be a fixture during the team’s inaugural season at Grayson Stadium.
There are many bat dogs around baseball, but Daisy’s story is fairly unique. Daisy was found in the ballpark’s parking lot with no tags, collar, or microchip. A staff member found her alone and crying near the office door as he left for an appointment. Now, Team President Jared Orton and his wife Kelsey have adopted her.
“It was just meant to be that we’d have a team dog as part of our staff,” said Orton. “We took Daisy to the vet and aside from being hungry and dehydrated, she was in pretty good health.”
The seven-week-old puppy is already becoming a fixture in the Bananas’ front office. Daisy comes in to the office every day to help ship out Bananas merchandise and greet visitors dropping by to purchase 5-game plans and merchandise.
“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.”
Image courtesy of the Savannah Bananas.