Finn the Bat Dog Goes Viral

Although snatching a discarded baseball bat away from the Las Vegas Aviators’ team dog on Tuesday clearly didn’t win an umpire any fans, the incident has turned Finn the bat dog into a bona fide star.

Clips of the incident, in which the umpire was roundly booed for picking up a bat as Finn raced to retrieve it, have racked up thousands of views on YouTube. On Instagram, one post garnered 98,000 likes and 1,064 comments, while another received 218,372 likes and 4,578 comments.

A statement released by the Triple A Aviators reads, “We think it’s safe to say that the umpires learned the hard way how much Las Vegas loves their bat dog.”