A spokesperson for the Grasshoppers says that Yogi was attempting his usual between inning promotion of fetching a ball shot to deep center field. While running back to homeplate, he stopped and relieved himself on the field. This prompted homeplate umpire Jason Hutchings to eject the dog.
Owner Donald Moore says Yogi was not feeling well today battling a stomach virus. “When you gotta go, you gotta go,” said Moore, the Grasshoppers’ Team President and General Manager,.
Yogi is believed to be the first dog ever ejected from a professional baseball game.
The dog’s lucky that this guy wasn’t in attendance at the game. The best part of the story is that the dog is now listed as day-to-day on the Grasshoppers’ injury report. Hey, if you can put Gary Sheffield on there, you can do it for anyone.