22 St. Louis Dogs That Want to Be the Best Fans in Baseball

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ALL PHOTOS BY JON GITCHOFF
  • All photos by Jon Gitchoff

St. Louis is a fierce baseball city. We're even competitive about how good of fans we are, though others have caught on to our self-ascribed moniker, the best fans in baseball.

Once a season for the last ten years, St. Louis' dogs have gotten in on the action at the annual Purina Pooches in the Ballpark night, showing off their spirit in a pregame pet parade, keeping cool in kiddie pools and cheering on the Redbirds side-by-side with the humans that brought them.

The canine fans must have been good luck. The Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1.

See also: It's Official: Study Says St. Louis Cardinals Fans Are The Best in Baseball

Meet 22 of the adorable dogs who spent Saturday's game in baseball heaven with the best fans in baseball:

1. This one who loves to see the Arch from Busch Stadium.

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It's two St. Louis landmarks in one, and it's a beautiful sight.

2. This one who is totally fine being dangled when the Cardinals are up.

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This dog is also amazingly undistracted by balloons.

3. This one wearing a bow-tie.

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Check out his fancy Cardinals gear.

4. This pooch with smudged red paws.

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Check out the sweet Cardinal stenciled on this guy's back.

5. This one in sunglasses.

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Mike Matheny needs his sunglasses back, pooch.

6. This dog with its tongue out.

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The best fans in baseball are undeterred by high temperatures.

7. This dog in a 'kerchief.

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The lesson: Always be sporting Cardinals gear.

More dogs rooting for the Cardinals on the next page! 8. This one accepting a hug.

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Baseball is about friendship.

9. This little cutie in a Mohawk.

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Tutus can be punk rock, obviously.

10. This one in a tutu.

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Tutus can also be feminine.

11. This shark dog.

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Ba dum. Baaaa dum. Baaaa dum ba dum ba dum ba SHARKDOG.

12. This one repping STL's letters.

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True fans get tatoos.

13. This tiny dog.

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You're never too little to wear a jersey.

14. This smiling dog in a tutu.

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Look at those smiling faces.

Lots more doggie friends on the next page! 15 & 16. These matching dogs.

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Nothing feels better than a breeze through your ears.

17 & 18. These terriers in the outfield.

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"Turn us around, we're trying to watch the game!"

19 & 20. These whispy white wonders.

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These two just want to run around on the field.

21. This dog who is ready to sub in.

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Put me in, coach!

22. This dog that needed a better angle to see the mound.

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How is he supposed to cheer if he can't see the pitch?

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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