Ump Is A Complete Asshole To Finn The Bat Dog On Opening Night

Finn the Bat Dog retrieves a bat during a game

via Finn The Bat Dog/Twitter

The Las Vegas Aviators opened their new Las Vegas Ballpark Tuesday and the big news besides the beautiful new ballpark is that a Triple-A ump was a complete jerkoff towards Finn the Bat Dog during the game. The ump was caught picking up a bat and throwing it towards the Aviators dugout, but it’s Finn’s job to retrieve the bats and bring them to the dugout.

Finn, a black lab, isn’t some rookie working his first day on the job. He’s a retrieving machine who lives to taste that pine tar wrapped around a fine piece of maple. Of course Finn did what any good boy would do and he tracked that maple and brought it right back to his owner.

Finn didn’t release a statement on the umpire’s action. Neither did his owner/trainer Fred. They’ll be getting all sorts of support from animal lovers who see this as a travesty. The ump clearly knew there would be a bat-retrieving dog on the field and went out of his way to disrespect Finn. I expect the Pacific Coast League, or whatever they’re calling it these days, to issue a statement that this will never happen again and that Finn will be shown much more respect by this ump going forward.

Might be the loudest boo in the history of umpire’s. I still love you guys though!! ⁦@MiLB⁩ ⁦@SportsCenter⁩ ⁦@MLB⁩ ⁦@AviatorsLV⁩ ⁦@LVBallpark⁩ ⁦@notthefakeSVP#umpire pic.twitter.com/ACsm88seKi

— Finn The Bat Dog (@finnthebatdog) April 10, 2019

Finn working games last summer:

Season over, last bat retrieve……the players and organization gave me an autographed bat to play with!!
Until next year at the new stadium…..peace, out. 🐾 @LasVegas51s @51sGM @MiLB @Cut4 pic.twitter.com/8tXWJTVuXX

— Finn The Bat Dog (@finnthebatdog) September 3, 2018

@UmpireEjections pic.twitter.com/0T1UiebNKe

— Finn The Bat Dog (@finnthebatdog) September 24, 2018

How can you not love what Finn means to those players

The players like to give me pre-game pep talks. @LasVegas51s @RRExpress @MiLB @MLB pic.twitter.com/mxkn0hNRJN

— Finn The Bat Dog (@finnthebatdog) June 10, 2018

Finn in the field doing work!

Retrieving in the water in NoCal today!! pic.twitter.com/0UJcCFIUQc

— Finn The Bat Dog (@finnthebatdog) February 21, 2019

They all taste good! pic.twitter.com/0RC8Pdif6g

— Finn The Bat Dog (@finnthebatdog) October 31, 2018