Since 2008, fans of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team have been entertained at home games by the team dog, Deuce, who hung out in the Pro Shop, delivered fresh baseballs to the umpire and circled the bases after each win.
Well, Deuce retired last week – and the team celebrated his retirement by letting him run those bases one more time.
Fans in the stands cheered as Deuce collected treats placed on each of the bases – and then sent him off with a big ovation when he crossed home plate.
While it was bittersweet to see Deuce ending his long career, the fans and the team were also thankful and appreciative for all the smiles Deuce delivered through the years.
It was a bit early in the game, but we paused for a moment as Deuce took one last trip around the bases. pic.twitter.com/nG646jFmZ4— Myrtle Beach Pelicans (@Pelicanbaseball) August 31, 2018