We know just how superstitious baseball players can be. So perhaps it's not entirely surprising when they rally around an inanimate object. A hat, for example. Or a plantain. Or a piece of lingerie. Well, you get the idea.
But the latest bizarre object to serve as a good luck charm is one of the weirdest.
The Kansas City Royals have attributed their recent six-game winning streak to, you guessed it, a lucky brand of barbecue sauce. And this isn't just any condiment. This is Billy Butler's special Hit It A Ton barbecue sauce, which benefits Butler's eponymous charity. The sauce was released in April, but ever since the Royals received a shipment of bottles to their dugout, they've been unbeatable.
Coincidence? Probably. But don't tell that to Kansas City pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, who has been one of the main proponents of the sauce.
Hit it a ton. Good night twitter.com/TheRealJGuts/s…
— Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) June 8, 2013
Naturally, the Royals have embraced the hashtag #RallySauce, and it probably hasn't hurt the condiment's sales. But with the proceeds from Hit It A Ton going to charity, it's hard to not embrace the movement.