Monday, September 15, 2008

All Dog Ball Club

With the Detroit Tigers safely out of the pennant race, it's time to send baseball to the dogs before I adopt a new playoff favourite.

Here is my 'all dog' fantasy starting line-up:

Centre Field: Astro
Second Base: Snoopy
Catcher: Wile E. Coyote
First Base: Clifford
Third Base: Scooby Doo
Designated Hitter: Goofy
Left Field: Marmaduke
Short Stop: Hong Kong Phooey
Right Field: Huckleberry Hound

Starting Pitcher: Krypto
Relief Pitcher: Underdog

Manager: Mr. Peabody
Pitching Coach: Pongo
First Base Coach:Deputy Dawg
Third Base Coach: Augie Doggie

Am I missing any great dogs who can substitute in case of injury? Would you re-work the batting order? Are any of these dogs better suited to other positions?

Photo Credit: Elisabeth


tamakitoday said...

Surely there would be room for Lassie somewhere and does Wylie Coyote really qualify?

Rodd Lucier said...

Lassie, Benji and Air Bud all petitioned the club for inclusion, but their work in cartoons was insubstantial.

Wile E. Coyote had a DNA test which confirmed his mother was a dingo. The match demonstrated that he shares 99.85% of the genes of his cartoon colleagues. He clinched the catcher position in tryouts, by giving a few highly effective 'hotfeet' to unsuspecting batters.