Maybe the Grapefruit League ought to be called the Milkbone League.

During a Phillies-Astros spring training game this week in Florida, a fan was spotted taking in the action while holding a little dog in a carrier. And not just any little dog, either -- a little dog that was on its best behavior.

Considering the outlook for this season isn't so bright for the Phillies, you can't blame the pooch for failing to get too excited. They're expected to stink it up almost as bad as Fido here after eating an expired bag of Puppy Chow.

You can take the boys of summer, but we'll take the dogs of spring, no matter who they might root for. After all, a dog is better than a cat. Just ask the 1969 Cubs: