Bring your dog to the ballpark (no, really)

This Dodgers-clad dog paraded around the warning track as part of the team’s "Bark in the Park" promotion last year.

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This Dodgers-clad dog paraded around the warning track as part of the team’s "Bark in the Park" promotion last year.

It’s not summer yet but the dog days are already here at ballparks around the country. Since the Chicago White Sox held the first Dog Days of Summer in August 1996 the practice has spread.

This season 19 major league teams are hosting Barks at the Parks, Puppypaloozas, or Pups at the Parks, led by the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are letting the dogs in eight times this season.


As for Fenway Park: the Red Sox will not be participating this season.

A look at the dates when teams are going to the dogs this season:

Arizona Diamondbacks

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June 9, Sept. 15

Atlanta Braves

May 5, Sept. 15

Some of these minor league teams in New England also are having days where dogs are welcome at the ballpark.

Chicago White Sox

Sept. 16

Cincinnati Reds


Sept. 23

Cleveland Indians

June 17, Sept. 9

Houston Astros

Sept. 15

Kansas City Royals

May 26

Los Angeles Dodgers

Sept. 28

Miami Marlins

June 30, Aug. 4

New York Mets

Sept. 14

Oakland Athletics

June 28

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Fans walked their dogs around Citi Field before a Mets-Nationals game on April 20.

May 7, May 21, June 11, July 9, Aug. 6, Aug. 27, Sept. 17

Los Angeles Dodgers

May 11

St. Louis Cardinals

June 22

San Diego Padres

July 9

San Francisco Giants

Aug. 25

Tampa Bay Rays

June 16, Aug. 18

Texas Rangers

May 2

Washington Nationals

May 11, June 9, Sept. 14

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