PHOENIX -- Watch your step, Racing Sausages. The Brewers may have a new mascot.
A tattered little mutt who wandered into Maryvale Baseball Park earlier this week has made himself quite at home, and is turning into a social media star. A stadium staff member named him Hank -- after Hall of Famer Hank Aaron -- and took him to the veterinarian for shots and a bath. Judging by his stained white fur, some surmise that Hank had been run over by a car.
Other staffers hung signs around the neighborhood seeking Hank's owners, but in the meantime, Hank has been going home each night with a Brewers staffer and living large by day in the Brewers clubhouse. Third-base coach Ed Sedar has become particularly fond of the pooch.
"He actually ate breakfast in here this morning," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said in his office on Thursday.
The Brewers promise that his nights sleeping on the street are over. They have been chronicling his adventure on the team's Twitter feed (@Brewers) and promise more updates in the coming days.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.