Dallas baseball players accused of sacrificing chickens to improve play
Two Dallas area high school baseball players are being investigated by police
The two are accused of sacrificing two baby chickens to improve their performance
The duo, who attend Western High in Benbrook, Texas, were kicked off the team
BENBROOK, Texas (AP) -- Police in the Dallas area are investigating whether two high school baseball players sacrificed chickens in a bid to improve their games.
Police in Benbrook, Texas, say a 15- and 16-year-old "engaged in acts that caused the death of two baby chickens. It appears that superstition relating to a slump in baseball performance could have played a part."
Western Hills High School baseball coach Bobby McIntire says he has not had a chance to talk to the students about why they did it. He told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that "baseball is very superstitious" and the idea possibly came from movies they say.
School officials say the boys have been kicked off the team.
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