The KC Royals TV crew spotted another praying mantis atop the Kansas City dugout Monday night in Detroit. Royals players Cheslor Cuthbert and Edinson Volquez captured the insect as a replacement for the departed Rally Mantis.
The Kansas City Royals won the game 2-1. Rally Mantis LIVES!
The new Rally Mantis joins the team after the original mascot died on Friday after travelling with the team to Minnesota. The KC Royals went 5-1 after the original Rally Mantis visited them in their dugout after getting rescued from the clubhouse trash last week in Kansas City.
Certainly, the whole thing is silly. But the KC Royals have been looking for a spark for months after failing to win back to back games from late June until early August. The original Rally Mantis’ appearance also coincided with the team breaking a nine game streak in which they failed to score more than three runs, which was the longest such streak in club history.
I guess anything that might help the KC Royals believe that the losing is over is a good thing after their 7-19 July dimmed hopes of a second straight World Series run.
Forget about pitching, defense, and timely hitting. What winning is really all about is help from the right insect. Yeah, it’s silly. But, they’re winning. It certainly beats watching the team fall farther and farther behind in the AL Central.
Let’s just hope that the team has figured out a thing or two about caring for a praying mantis. We don’t want to lose a second good luck charm before the season ends. Who knows, the the Royals winning once more, they just might need some good luck come playoff time.