Sports Lists

Reds Pitcher Mat Latos Seriously Has a Cat Named 'Cat Latos'

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Starting pitcher Mat Latos #55 of the Cincinnati Reds watches from the dugout as his teammates take on the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.   (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 11, 2012

Allow me to introduce the cat of Reds' pitcher Mat Latos, "Cat Latos."

If there was a job naming pets, Mat Latos would be the only one you would want to hire, because he pretty much guaranteed his cat has the best name over all other kitties. 

The fun little feline can walk with some serious swagger knowing he has the sweetest moniker of any other cat. 

Deadspin reports on the growing affection on the Internets for Latos and his cat named Cat. 

Last month, Latos' wife—of the man not the cat—received a great question on Twitter. It's there that Dallas Latos gave us the perfect pet name.

@jbomb1984 they can totally have Skype play dates! Hahaha naming him Cat Latos. No, I'm not kidding.

— Dallas Latos(@DallasLatos) September 11, 2012

As you might know, the Internet love cats. The animal is sort of a mascot for guys and gals who sit around a computer all day thinking up crazy memes. 

So you can imagine how famous this cat named Cat has become in social media circles. 

If Twitter were a club, Cat Latos wouldn't have to wait with all the fuglies behind the velvet rope, gaining entrance like a true VIP. 

Of course, Dallas Latos has fanned the flames of adorable ventures with such tweets as this. Here is Mat Latos, professional athlete, cuddling with kitty.

Ain't no party like a kitty tummy party.twitpic.com/b2zt2f

— Dallas Latos(@DallasLatos) October 11, 2012

 

After the Reds were downed by the Giants in Game 5 of the NLDS, there will be a lot more time for kitty-tummy parties. 

I say he gets to work naming a new cat. Might I suggest, Colonel Meowington Whiskers III or Lord Paws Furrington Esq.

Follow me on Twitter for more nonsense. 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices