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Ripken the Bat Dog is back on the Bulls paw-ster for the 2022 season! In partnership with Sit Means Sit Dog Training Apex, fans will be able to see Ripken (who is a very good boy) retrieve bats at select Bulls games, and also meet him at select events at the DBAP throughout the year. And he would love to meet you too!

Learn More About Ripken

Breed: American Black Lab

Nickname: Rip

Birthday: August 1st, 2016

Birthplace: Boise, Idaho

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Weight: 70lbs

Position: Bat Dog / SpokesDog

Rookie Season: 2019: Holly Springs Salamanders

Hobbies: Fetching Bats, Fetching Frisbees, Fetching Sticks, Fetching Balls, Fetching......

Likes: Frisbees,Hugs, Squeaky Toys, Cleaning up food from under the kitchen table


Bark in the Park

Ripken will also be at select Bark in the Park games this year! In total, the Bulls will be hosting five Bark in the Park games in 2022. Click below for more information on Bark in the Park Nights.