The Daily Treat: How Milwaukee Brewers Dog Hank Became the MVP of Opening Day

Milwaukee Brewers Dog Hank on Opening Day: Photos
Hank with Milwaukee Brewers mascot Bernie Brewer
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04/01/2014 AT 04:15 PM EDT

No bones about it: Hank the dog is here to stay – fur-ever!

The unofficial mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers, a former stray who wandered into the baseball team's complex during spring training in Phoenix, Ariz., ruled Opening Day Monday at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis.

The adorable rescue pup (believed to be a bichon frisé mix) gave batting practice a try as onlookers snapped photos.

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Swing, batter batter, swing!

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Figuring it'd be good luck, he gave the game day ball a good sniff before his team faced off against the Atlanta Braves. Turns out Hank nose what he's doing: the Brewers won 2-0!

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Hank has a ball – literally – at Opening Day

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An enthusiastic fan showed off her head-over-heels love for the pooch with some hilarious headgear.

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Fan-demonium is not just for the players anymore

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At Miller Park and beyond, fans are eating Hank up – literally. Grebe's bakery in West Allis has created custom Hank cookies, and 200 dozen have been scooped up so far!

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Hank is one smart cookie (and a delicious one, too)

Courtesy Grebe's Bakery



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