(CNN) — You’ve probably heard this excuse a hundred times: “The dog ate my homework.” Well, that hit close to home for one Orioles fan. A Maryland man has been left with a lot to chew on as he gets ready to go to the playoffs and hopefully, the World Series.
Inside a Maryland home, there’s a dog who likes to chew.
“I heard a truck pull up; didn’t think much of it. A couple minutes later it dawned on me what that truck was,” Karl Breslaw said.
It was FedEx — delivering Breslaw’s precious Orioles playoff and World Series tickets!
“I went outside and I found basically this, scattered all over the place,” Breslaw said.
Breslaw’s seven-month-old, 80-pound Burmese Mountain Dog named Fezzik got to the tickets first, chewing away at them like they were a T-bone steak!
“I guess when that friendly man in the blue shirt put this new toy over the railing, it was irresistible,” Breslaw said.
The good news: while the World Series tickets are damaged at the top corners, the bar codes and seat locations are intact. So Breslaw, a long-time Orioles fan, will get to go to the games if the Orioles get to baseball’s biggest stage.
“The first time I’ve ever had any package damaged in any way, shape, or form. It had to be a playoff tickets. It couldn’t have been my wife ordering something mundane from Amazon. It had to be my playoff tickets,” Breslaw said.
Breslaw says he can’t be too mad at man’s best friend!
“Oh, he’s still my big boy. We’re bonded for life,” Breslaw said.
Breslaw estimates he’s been to more than 1,000 Orioles games during his lifetime.