Katie Strang ESPN.com
Read into this what you will: the Tigers found two praying mantises in the dugout this series, one in the actual dugout, one peering over "with two little eyeballs" as manager Brad Ausmus described. Ausmus said he finds it "amusing" that Kansas City Royals have a "rally mantis" but then again "they've been hot so I guess I can't really argue with it." Ausmus, however, seemed disturbed at the suggestion of bringing the pair of mantises with them on the road to KC. He grew up in CT, which passed legislature in 1977 to name the European "praying" Mantis the state insect. Sounded wary of violating any laws protecting or transporting the bugs. I'm not making this up.