Friday, March 14, 2014

Schottzie 02 banned

On this date in 1993, the Reds at the direction of Major League Baseball announce that Schottzie 02, the St. Bernard dog owned by the Reds president, Marge Schott is being banned from the field at Riverfront Stadium for the season.

"The Executive Council did not think it was appropriate. There were numerous complaints from the players about dogs running on the field." - Rich Levin, MLB spokesperson

"We are currently studying the case law, and we think there is a way Schottzie 02 can get on the field. We understand the San Diego Chicken is a really a man in a chicken suit. So, I think if we can get Schottzie 02 in a chicken suit, he may be able to go on the field." - Robert Bennett, attorney for Marge Schott   


Red Cardboard said...

If memory serves, I believe.

1) It was Bud Selig who actually made the call.

2) The complaints were "defecation" based.

Reds Card Collector said...

I find it humorous how most MLB parks now have bring your dog to the park days.