Jake the ‘Diamond Dog’ is a very good boy.
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According to his Facebook page, Jake is “The best darn dog in professional baseball. A utility player that does it all. Always a fan favorite.” The adorable golden retriever travels the country with his handler Jeff Marchal attending minor and major league baseball games, never failing to steal the show.
The golden was trained from puppyhood to be the best water dog on the face of the earth, and he certainly has earned the pedigree. Bringing tasty water to thirsty umps is one of Jake’s favorite things to do!
At every game he attends, Jake delivers the game ball to the pitcher, shags foul balls, takes water and towels to the umps, plays batboy, and catches every frisbee thrown his way.
Everyone seems to delight in this beautiful soul. Jake gets scratches from teammates, fans, and his handler all day long. Life doesn’t get any better than this.
An article written in 2005, suggests there may have been several ‘Jakes’ over the years, so that the spirit of Jake the ‘Diamond Dog’ can live on and off the field forever.
We hope that Jake and his adorable antics absolutely made your day.
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