It's all in the belt for Owls

An unconventional postgame reward turned Kennesaw State's season around

Originally Published: June 6, 2014
By Jared Shanker | ESPN.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Superstition is born of desperation across baseball dugouts. An inside-out baseball hat to ignite a comeback, a single pant leg rolled up in the ninth and even a pint-sized Capuchin asking doubters to "believe in the power of the Rally Monkey."

Late-inning quirks serve as a last-resort plea for the improbable, if not impossible. And when they work, well, it offers credence to the belief something as small and off the wall as a rally cap can alter the outcome of a game, ...

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