About a week and a half ago, Jeff McNeil and his wife, Tatiana, discovered the power of the puppy. On Tuesday, the McNeil's made it 'official.'
The McNeils met their future puppy, now named Willow, on July 26, prior to a game against the Pirates. That night, McNeil hit a three-run homer in the Mets 6-3 win.
It was clearly meant to be, so the McNeils visited the puppy at North Shore Animal League the next day, and though they've been proud dog parents for over a week now, the McNeils 'officially' adopted the puppy on Tuesday at Citi Field.
As for the name Willow, it comes from the name of the street that the McNeils were married on about a year and a half ago.