— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on January 8 at 8:59AM
There was a time when the biggest animal worry for the Mets was what to do with all those stray cats in Shea Stadium.

Now dogs are having their day.

According to published reports, a stray German Shepherd tried to make Citi Field his home (apparently he couldn't afford any of the partial game plans):

Here is one account of the canine crashing:

Not since Ricky Henderson's playing days in Queens has someone dogged it this bad for the Mets.

A stray dog led city animal control officers on a romp through the Mets' new Citi Field yesterday after sneaking into the ballpark and sleeping there for several days, according to the Daily News.

"She was around home plate, ran up the first base line and ducked into the stands," Mike Pastore, head of field operations for New York City Animal Care & Control, told The News. "We were going to set up a trap behind home plate."

Construction workers told The News that the dog had been wandering around Citi Field for days.

The animal control officers eventually grabbed the dog near the stadium's Jackie Robinson Rotunda, and then named her Jackie after the baseball legend.

The brown-and-cream shepherd mix weighed about 40lbs and was taken to a Manhattan shelter to be evaluated. If healthy, she will be up for adoption within days.

[January 8, 2009 11:39 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Doug said

Who's the cutey?

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