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Fans have actual moose as lucky charm for Royals

Posted: 1:06 PM, Sep 25, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-25 14:06:36-04

Do the Royals have a new lucky charm? Two fans believe their seven-foot tall treasure will help the team in its run for baseball royalty.

Jon and James Dittmer are two brothers who towed something much bigger than a grill to their tailgate Thursday night.

They brought a stuffed moose.

“We have to put his horns on, they actually come off so he can fit in the trailer,” Jon said, who is a taxidermist by trade at Spring Creek Taxidermy. “We refurbished him, cleaned him up, gave him a new life. Kind of like an animal rescue, right?”

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The Dittmers’ claim the moose is the Royals’ good luck charm.

“Every time he’s been here, we’ve won, just saying.”

Once the moose is loose, he draws a crowd.

“Everybody stops in and takes a picture,” he said.

If you missed the Dittmers’ 50-year-old moose, don’t worry, they promise he’ll be back for the post-season run.

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Lexi Sutter can be reached at alexandra.sutter@kshb.com .

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