From the headline, you would think that I meant someone from either the University of Washington or UConn, right? Maybe a small school from somewhere that has "Huskies" as their team name? Nope. I legitimately mean a dog.
The Mariners were in control all night, giving Castillo a couple of runs of support before charging ahead in the 7th inning to give the Mariners a 6-0 lead. Castillo threw great, delivering seven strong innings, and joined the 200K club for the Mariners, becoming just the 8th player to do so in team history. That's not what I'm here to talk about though.
The Mariners had a legit Husky in the dugout in the 9th inning!
JP Crawford came to the plate in the 9th with the Mariners up 6-2. He's been having a great year at the plate, providing more power than we thought he was capable of, already blasting a career-high in homers with 15. He decided to add sweet 16 to the mix, slashing a low breaking ball into the right field seats for a homer. Normally, your teammates would celebrate with you in the dugout. Well, Crawford had someone way cooler than that.
It turned out to be Bark at the Park night for the Athletics, a night that the Mariners themselves have held many times over the years. This husky happened to belong to one of the cameramen, and he ended up in the dugout to celebrate with JP. Crawford has a couple of huskies of his own, so it makes sense that he would be the one to end up hanging out with the adorable pup.
I always like seeing these kinds of stories, and it makes me think of one of the other sites here at FanSided, Dog O'Day. Also, it's my last name, so it always sticks in my head. Maybe the Mariners can get a good luck doggo in their clubhouse? With 11 games left and a lot riding on them, they'll need all the luck they can get. Go Mariners!