Labs aren’t part of the AKC’s official Working Group of dogs, but don’t tell that to Miss Babe Ruth.
This dedicated, hard-working black lab has been Greensboro, N.C., Class-A baseball team’s official bat-getter for 649 consecutive games. That’s right: since early August 2006, Miss Babe has been darting out on to the field and retrieving bats with ease.
They even erected a statue in her honor, and just recently threw an official retirement party for her, where she arrived in a convertible to much fanfare. Apparently her preferred bat will be sent to Cooperstown to be put on permanent display, too. Read more about it on Deadspin.
All in a dog’s day’s work. — WP