Fisher Cats Introduce New Bat Dog In-Training
Manchester, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) have introduced a new member of the team's front office staff: an adorable bat dog in-training.
Fans can vote on the name of the lovable golden retriever puppy at NHFisherCats.com, with options including Benny, Casey, and Tucker.
While he won't be in action this year, the bat dog in-training will make various appearances at Delta Dental Stadium throughout the 2022 season to meet fans and enjoy his first summer in New Hampshire.
He'll make his official debut at the Fisher Cats game on Friday, May 13. A limited number of tickets are available now through February 25, giving fans their first opportunity to say hello to the newest member of the Fisher Cats family.
The bat dog in-training is a rescue and comes to the Fisher Cats from Hero Pups, a New Hampshire-based volunteer organization that provides support dogs to veterans and first responders in New England.
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"We are thrilled to be working with the team to bring this special pup into the Fisher Cats family," said Hero Pups Founder Laura Barker. "On top of his bat dog duties, he'll serve as a great ambassador to our program and help continue our mission to support heroes in need."
"We're very excited to partner with Hero Pups and welcome a promising new staff member to our award-winning front office. Now he just needs a name!" said Fisher Cats President Mike Ramshaw. "And with this announcement, we're proud to continue the legacy of Ollie the Bat Dog, who provided us so many wonderful memories over the years; he'll always be an important part of the Fisher Cats family."
The Fisher Cats celebrated the life of Ollie just over a year ago. The original Fisher Cats bat dog joined the team in 2008 and retrieved bats until his retirement in 2016.
The winning name of the Fisher Cats new bat dog in-training will be announced in the coming weeks.