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High school baseball players in Texas may have sacrificed chickens to break out of slumps

March 31, 2011 |  2:17 pm

Chickens_250 Two high school baseball players in Texas are being investigated for possibly sacrificing chickens to help improve their games.

According to police in Benbrook, Texas, two players, ages 15 and 16, “engaged in acts that caused the death of two baby chickens. It appears that superstition relating to a slump in baseball performance could have played a part.”

The players have been kicked off the team, Western Hills High School officials say.

Western Hills Coach Bobby McIntire says he has not had a chance to talk to the two players about why they did it, but he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram they might have been inspired by something they've seen in movies.

"Baseball is very superstitious," McIntire said.


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