Old man Charlie Batch didn't just beat the Ravens yesterday to keep the Steelers' AFC North title hopes alive. He did it just days after having to put down his dog, a five-year-old rottweiler rescue named Roxie. On Thursday, Batch posted the above photo of himself and the poor little pup on Facebook and Twitter, with this message:
Well guys, I'm tired & I lost my hind leg strength. I put up a good fight, but now I must rest and watch over my dad. Thank you everyone for all the love & prayers during this time. Ruv Roo all- Roxie. #CancerSUCKS
Batch is a native of western Pennsylvania, so he's basically Yinzer royalty now. A friend in Pittsburgh alerted me to this photo, adding this: "Just shows even more why people love this fucking guy." The photo had been posted just two days after Batch said Roxie's chemo treatments had failed, and that she only had a couple of weeks or months to live.