Having live-animal mascots is always a risky decision, as the animals are bound to go off-script at some point.
For the most part, Brooks, the team dog for the Frisco RoughRiders, does his job admirably, but earlier this week, he decided he’d had enough of doing what he was told.
Brooks is being trained to fetch bats for the team, which is the double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, but clearly he still has some work to do.
As you can see in the video below, Brooks’s trainers are trying to show off his new skill between innings, but Brooks has different plans, immediately taking off toward home plate and sprinting past the pitcher’s mound to second base before returning to his trainers for a well-deserved treat:
— Frisco RoughRiders (@RidersBaseball) June 20, 2017