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Brewers to address 'Hank' conspiracy theory

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 16:19:01-05

So, it has come to this for the Hank the Dog... if that is his real name.

Several days ago, a popular Milwaukee Brewers blog suggested that Hank, the stray dog-turned-unofficial Brewers mascot, has clearly been replaced by another pup.

That contention comes from the fact that "Hank" definitely looks a bit different than he did when he arrived at the Brewers' Spring Training facility in Phoenix two year ago.

Well, the story has garnered so much attention that the Brewers actually plan to address the situation with the media Friday. 

In the meantime, we asked our Facebook friends whether they thought the new Hank is the same as the old Hank or is, in fact, an imposter.

Dog groomer Nathan Schultes believes it's the same dog. "I've made grey dogs white again, plus the face looks the same to me," he wrote.

On the other side of the aisle, Laura Hoagland Torres said the dogs are clearly two different breeds. "One on right is bichon frise or poodie mix... one on left could not get that fluffy look no matter what groomer did," she wrote.

Who's right? Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this situation on Friday.