When Baseball Teams Need Luck, They Turn To Rally Animals
A squirrel? A monkey? A praying mantis? Baseball teams will do anything to get the mojo on their side.By Carter Woodiel | August 13, 2016
Seeing an animal at a ballpark might feel like a nuisance. But for some baseball teams, it just might be the key to their next win — if you believe in the superstition.
See, baseball players are notoriously superstitious — always trying to get certain cosmic powers on their side. And when a plain old rally cap doesn't cut it, they'll turn to other avenues.
Like the Kansas City Royals. They found a praying mantis in the trash during a game and let it hang out in the dugout. They won five of their next six games, even taking the mantis on a road trip.