Hot diggity NL dog days!

Sam and Dailey in AtlantaAP Photo/David Goldman

Historically, the dog days run from July into August. And we baseball fans know they reach their peak when a sultry August doubleheader leaves us panting like Fido and willing to lap up a $10 beer out of a dog bowl.

In honor of this season's dog days, we've assigned each major league team a famous fictional pooch.

We start with the National League. We'll cut our canines on the American League on Friday.

NL WEST





NL CENTRAL





NL EAST