Funny names aside, minor league baseball teams are especially known for cheesy amazing promotions and contests to get fans to the stadium and enjoying their time between the sports action. On Saturday, the El Paso Chihuahuas (seriously, that’s their actual name) hosted the Wiener Schnitzel race for dachshunds in which the winner would earn the coveted title “El Paso’s Fastest Wiener.” One of the competitors may not have won the race, but that didn’t stop it from taking a lap around the diamond.
After some time in foul territory, this runaway pooch stretches his legs and shows off his potential as a future slugger by dashing around the field. He makes a visit to the pitcher’s mound, spends a few seconds near the dugout and home plate before continuing his journey toward first and second base, dodging would-be dog catchers, including players, along the way. This video is a must-see as this furry friend’s adventure is set to the tune of Tom Petty’s “Running Down the Dream.” Two men manage to trick the pooch into laying down near second base, in what it probably thought was an incoming belly rub. Sneaky humans. This little dog is living every baseball fans’ dream. Watch the full video below.
Video: Competitor in tonight's @wienerschnitzel weiner dog race runs loose on the field https://t.co/WnZXSd78wd@SportsCenter#SCtop10
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) August 30, 2015