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Praying Mantis: The Answer To Kansas City Royals Fans' Prayers


Good morning, I'm David Greene. In the movie "Major League," some prayer rituals were involved in the Cleveland Indians turning around their season.


DENNIS HAYSBERT: (As Pedro Cerrano) Bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come - take fear from bats.

GREENE: As for the real-life Kansas City Royals, they have been surging since a praying mantis appeared in their dugout. The insect died. They found another, and they've kept on winning. Yesterday, eight straight - and they're now in playoff contention. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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