Via the Trenton Times:
Chase the Golden Retriever, mascot of the [Yankees Double-A affiliate] Trenton Thunder minor league baseball team, is now a proud father, the team announced Thursday.
Chase’s partner, Cyndarella, had a litter of six puppies — four males, two females — on Jan. 26. Now one month old, all six puppies are “playful and healthy,” the team said in a news release.
The team said it plans to keep one of the male puppies and train it to be Chase’s sidekick. Thunder fans are being invited to suggest a name for the puppy.
Due to his newly required parenting duties, I think the Yankees, and the Thunder, should give Chase the summer off this year and make Carl Pavano serve as the mascot in Trenton this season.
It would be entertaining to see Pavano play the role of “batdog” during Trenton’s games – retrieving bats with his mouth and returning them to the Thunder dugout.