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.
— Lexi Sutter (@LexiSutterTV) September 24, 2015
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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