‘Rags-To-Riches Mascot Lives On’

‘Breaking: Hank the Dog is alive!!’ INSIDE SPORTS, Rags-To-Riches Mascot Lives On, 800x800“The Milwaukee Brewers just held a press conference to tell the world that Hank the Dog — their beloved unofficial mascot for the past two years — is not, in fact, dead. He wasn’t even mostly dead. He is very much alive.

“This was necessary, we have noted, because the eagle eyes at ‘Brew Crew Ball’ noticed some differences between pictures of the Hank we met in 2014 and more recent pictures of him, in which he appeared to be fluffier and fatter and, well, whiter than he used to look {See below…}. That’s understandable, the Brewers noted today. He’s simply better taken care of and better fed now that he is a Wisconsin Institution than when he was a stray on the streets of West Phoenix. 

“But the Brewers aren’t asking you to simply take their word for it. They produced a notarized letter from a veterinarian stating that he examined Hank yesterday and that both a microchip implanted in the original Hank in 2014 and the dog’s dental records matched up. He ended by saying that the dog in question was “Definitely the Original Hank”.

“So, that’s settled…”

–‘Breaking: Hank the Dog is alive!!’,
Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports, Mar. 4, 2016

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2016/03/04/breaking-hank-the-dog-is-alive/
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COMMENT:
“I’m not buying it. When I play “Revolution 9” on ‘The White Album’ backwards, it distinctly says “Turn me on, dead dog.” And what about those missing emails from Hillary’s server? Coincidence? I think not.”
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“He was a spirit of the game that only manifested when our local 9 were experiencing the joy of winning. The emotion of joy manifested in the most predictable way imaginable — a small, lovable dog. When winning left the city, it left the hearts of the players and the people, and therefore Hank ceased to exist and returned to the ephemeral plane.” HankTheDog--ToppsCardOriginal story:
‘Bark and Switch: Hank the Ballpark Pup is an impostor’
–Travis Sarandos, Brew Crew Ball, Feb. 29, 2016

http://www.brewcrewball.com/2016/2/29/11130662/hank-the-ballpark-pup-is-dead 

Hank the Dog makes his appearance on the field before the Milwaukee Brewers home opener against the Atlanta Braves Monday, March 31, 2014 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc. IMAGE: Mark Hoffman--MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM
Hank the Dog makes his appearance on the field before the Milwaukee Brewers home opener against the Atlanta Braves Monday, March 31, 2014 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc.
IMAGE: Mark Hoffman–MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

See also:

“Meet the Milwaukee Brewers’ unofficial spring training mascot, Hank, the stray dog who showed up at the ballpark in Arizona on Feb. 17”:

http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/hank-the-brewers-dog-248888391.html 

Image: Caitlin Moyer - Milwaukee Brewers
Image: Caitlin Moyer – Milwaukee Brewers

From Rags To Riches:

“The spiffed-up former stray was crowned leader of the popular pack at The CW Network’s “World Dog Awards”. The ceremony was held in Los Angeles on Saturday….

“Hank was honored as ‘Dog of the Year’ for his impact on pop culture in 2014…

“Hank won hearts and media attention after he first appeared as a stray at the Milwaukee Brewers’ spring training in Arizona last February. The scruffy pup with a tire track on his back became a fixture at the Arizona camp and at ballgames…

“Paris Hilton presented Hank with his ‘Golden Hydrant’ prize…”

http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/hank-the-brewers-dog-wins-top-prize-at-world-dog-awards-b99425526z1-288716671.html

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