Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer earned his team a dramatic win when he hit a walk-off RBI single in the tenth inning of yesterday's game against the Tigers. To show their appreciation, his teammates doused him in barbecue sauce.
This wasn't just any barbecue sauce, though. This was Hit-It-A-Ton barbecue sauce, a new brand that is endorsed by Royals designated hitter Billy Butler. A shipment of the sauce was recently delivered to the Royals' clubhouse, and the players have been treating it like a good-luck charm ever since. Jeremy Guthrie seems to be particularly fond of it.
Getting barbecue sauce dumped all over you is certainly less pleasant than the standard shaving-cream pie to the face or Gatorade bath, but Hosmer should still consider himself lucky. At least he doesn't play for the nut-grabbin' Indians.