After their baseball coach said the team was “snake-bitten,” the Palm Harbor University High players took action, reports the St. Petersburg Times:
They decided to ward off the losing streak with the purchase, killing and burial of a snake in the team’s field last week during spring break, according to second baseman Zach Sobel.
. . . Sobel, a senior, said the players fed the snake a rat to make it more docile, killed the snake with a shovel and buried it on the pitcher’s mound, and that (coach Jeremy) Albrecht was not present.
However, the coach has been suspended pending an investigation of the incident.
Education Gadfly is happy the coach didn’t call his overly literal players “kittens.” And what if he’d called them “crybabies.”