WATCH: Doggie Delay at The Diamond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Monday’s Flying Squirrels game was briefly interrupted by a desperate dog itching to join the action. Can you blame the pooch? After all, it was ‘Bark in the Park’ night at The Diamond.

In the above video (courtesy of 8News Sports Director Mitch Carr), you can see a dog dart onto the field and maneuver through several umpires and players before finally surrendering and returning to the stands with its owner.

Talk about flashing some serious speed on the basepaths!

After the incident, several Eastern League teams reportedly reached out to the dog’s owner in hopes of signing the pooch as a possible pinch runner. We’ll let you know if any contract negotiations develop further.

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