The #RallyMantis saga continues as a new edition shows up in the Royals' dugout
Over the past week or so, the legend of the Rally Mantis became a bit of a thing surrounding the Royals once one took up a temporary residence on
However, it was a short-lived phenomenon, as the mantis apparently died on Friday, prompting an official remembrance video put together by
And that's it, the final bit of news on the Rally Mantis, who lived a short but inspiring life around .... wait, WHAT?
OMG, the #RallyMantis is back on the Royals dugout— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 16, 2016
That was the scene noted by MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan during the seventh inning of Monday's game with the Tigers at Comerica Park. All of a sudden, Rally Mantis Version 2.0 appeared in the dugout:
The timing of this (again, new) mantis' arrival is especially curious given that Burns and the Royals just gave the original version a burial on Sunday:
Billy Burns said they gave the #RallyMantis a memorial service yesterday before game. Then gave him a "hydro burial."— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 15, 2016
New week, new game, new mantis? Apparently so, considering what's transpired so far. And since the Royals won Monday's game, 3-1, this won't end anytime soon.
Unlike the original Rally Mantis, this is a story that refuses to die. Stay tuned ...