In 2014 a stray dog made his way into the Milwaukee Brewers training camp, and the team loved him so much that they decided to adopt him as their unofficial mascot. They named him Hank the Ballpark Pup after Hank Aaron.
When the season was over, Hank was adopted by a Brewers executive's family.
But now a conspiracy theory, alleging that the REAL Hank is DEAD and that the dog fans fell in love with is a FAKE, has started gaining traction. Fans and bloggers have started comparing photos of the "original" Hank and his "replacement."
When asked if Hank has always been the same dog, the Brewers had this to say: "The 'real' Hank? What is real and what is an impostor? Is the Tooth Fairy the next target? Santa Claus? The Great Pumpkin?"
The Brewers held a press conference denying the allegations.
A press conference has been scheduled for tomorrow related to "Hank 1." Stay tuned for more information.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 3, 2016
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What do you think, ONTD? Is it the same dog?