The Pirates are on a 4 game losing streak. Clearly something had to be done. This calls for a sacrifice!
Parrot Pete, the team mascot, was brought to tonight's practice. Coach Mike had the boys sit in a sacred circle.
The bird was passed around so the boys could say their final good-byes.
Coach brought out a bowl to make the sacred potion. Ingredients included the blood of a chicken, ash, gun powder, herbs, sea salt, and various other ingredients. (it looked like he was making a bloody mary) He then dipped his finger in the potion and made a cross on the boys' bats.
He also rubbed the potion under each boys' eyes.
The Coach then drank the remaining potion (blech!!!).
A little lighter fluid and a match...
See you Pete the Parrot!
Coach read a poem.
A little dancing along with some whooping and hollering...
They finished with the universal "passing the bad mojo on" sign.
(No actual animals were harmed in the making of this blog post)
6 months ago