Alex Rodriguez and a bat dog steal the show for the Trenton Thunder.

By Andy Gray
May 25, 2016

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Bat Dogs > Bat Boys

The Trenton Thunder, the New York Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, has a tradition of using bat dogs instead of bat boys. The dogs are back in the news because Alex Rodriguez, who is doing a rehab stint in Trenton, tweeted out a photo of himself and one of the dogs. Here’s a video of the bat dogs in action, so let this serve as your daily reminder that dogs are pretty much the best thing ever. As for A-Rod, he hit a monster home run with a monster bat flip to boot.

Gary Bettman Butt Tattoo

This hockey fan promised to get a tattoo of Gary Bettman’s face on his butt if both the Blackhawks and Kings lost in the first round. Both the Blackhawks and Kings lost in the first round. You can guess what happened next.

Free Taco Bell For Everyone! 

Here’s a reason to follow the NBA Playoffs. Taco Bell will give out free Doritos Locos Tacos if the visiting team wins a game in the NBA Finals as part of the company’s “steal a game, steal a taco” promotion. Go visiting team!

Lovely Lady of the Day

Steve from Atlanta wrote, “Andy: Always enjoy your work, and you have definitely been hitting some home runs with your llod choices recently! Have you checked out Allie Leggett?” First off, thank you for noticing my home run power. I feel like Brady Anderson in 1996. Second, good call. Allie is today’s LLOD (click for full-size gallery). 

It’s In the Blood

Did you know that 48.6% of NBA players are related to an elite athlete?

This Cracked Me Up

A peanut-loving Dodgers fan took an embarrassing spill.

Bostonians Will Love This

Binoculars on the Cheap

Odds & Ends

A refresher course on why everyone is freaking out over Matt Harvey ... The Jewish Baseball Museum is now online ... Where are they now: 1986 New York Mets edition ... Barry Bonds is still a jerk, but I do like his tiny dog ... This is both the grossest and most delicious cheeseburger I’ve ever seen.

Office Olympics with Allyson Felix

Surprise Scholarship Videos are the Best

So are Athlete-Dog Reunions

Joe Mikulik Throws Another Tantrum

Flip Heard Round the World

I'm a couple days late on this. My apologies.

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