Amazing service dog may be North Carolina baseball's secret weapon

BY Barry Werner • May 31, 2017

The University of North Carolina baseball team will have a not-so secret weapon with them as they make their way toward the College World Series: Remington, the service dog.

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The two-year-old golden retriever helps athletic trainer Terri Jo Rucinski by offering emotional support for players. His title is "psychiatric medical alert facility rehabilitation service dog."

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Remington understands more than 100 commands and also takes baseballs to the umpires before the start of games. He also is a welcome member of the Tar Heels' dugout:

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The Tar Heels begin their CWS run on Friday against Davidson in the Chapel Hill region. North Carolina is the top seed in its region and the No. 2 seed overall behind Oregon State.



 



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