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 Billy Burns' cap. K.C. won that game, so naturally a legend was born.
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 ...