PITTSBURGH — The wait is finally over! The Pittsburgh Pirates unveiled their new team dog’s name during tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fans were called on to vote for their favorite of four names for the pup, including Homer, Bucco, Rookie and Jolly.
In a landslide victory, Bucco took home 64% of the votes, with Homer and Rookie tying for second with 14% and Jolly placing third at 8%.
The Pirates teamed up with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs to provide a service dog to a military veteran.
Guardian Angels will bring the pup to games throughout the season to engage with fans. The Pirates Pup will then head to his “furever” home with a military veteran once training is complete.
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