We lost a very important member of our family today...our beloved Bat Dog, CHASE-That Golden Thunder has passed away at the age of 13.— Trenton Thunder (@TrentonThunder) July 9, 2013
The news seemed inevitable when you hear about a sick dog in his teen years.
In dog years, he was 91, each year lived to the fullest. His career was full of pats on the head and enthusiastic trots toward home plate. And his retirement ceremony last week perfectly embodied his life.