Saturday, December 10, 2011
All american dog plus the american past time equals an all american mauling
LARRY RUNS AMUCK AT BASEBALL PARK; BITES SPECTATOR
"Larry" the canine mascot of the Cleveland club, is forever barred at National Park by the oders of Manager Griffith.
The dog, a brindle and white spotted bull terrier, attacked a boy after the game yesterday, and not only bit him several times, but tore his clothes before the Cleveland players could come to the rescue.
"Larry" belongs to Lajoie, the Naps' famous second baseman, and performs a number of tricks. He was carried East with the Cleveland club on the trip just finished. A suit for damages in all probability will be instituted by the young man who was attacked.
Larry belonged to baseball slugger Napoleon Lajole who pawned the little frankenmauler off onto team mate Jack Graney. "Take him. The dog is yours." Lajoie sounds just a little too eager to unload America's Dog, wouldn't you say?
Washington Herald, June 20, 1913
Children author turned propagandist Barbara Gregorich has written a book for children about Larry the mascot. My co-blogger alerted me to the facebook page promoting the book. I left a polite, somewhat sarcastic comment asking if this attack was included in the book. I included the link. She replied, I replied, she replied, I replied and then she deleted the entire conversation which I preserved and can be viewed here. It is also important to note that she has blocked me from leaving anymore comments.