April 16 update: Lola did indeed get her dog — and they’re naming it Yeli in honor of the Brewers slugger, who then went on to hit three home runs against the Cardinals on Monday:
The Brewers slugger and reigning National League MVP has homered in each of Milwaukee’s first four games to start the season, tying a major league record. The most important of those homers, though? The one that earned a couple of young Brewers fans a new puppy on Saturday.
Yelich wasted no time in granting that wish for Lola and Libby Labodda, blasting a first inning opposite-field homer off Dakota Hudson. He did it so quickly that the Libby wasn’t even in her seat to see it; instead, she was fetching some concessions with her mom, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Luckily for the kids’ parents, they were already considering getting a dog, which probably explains why they were willing to make a bet on the red-hot Yelich staying hot.
“(Lola) is a Type-1 diabetic, so we were hoping for a medical dog, but a golden doodle will do,” said the girls’ mom, Jessica Labodda, to the Journal Sentinel. “We’ll start looking.”
This story should serve as a warning to any Brewers parents who don’t really want a dog but are considering humoring their kids with a reasonable bet. Bet against Yelich at your own peril right now.
These dog-hating Boston Bruins parents had the right idea:
Those kids need to work on their negotiating skills.