Mizzou baseball players rally around teammates fiery hair

Apparently even the most superstitous athletes are suckers for redheads.

Baseball has, hands down, the best superstitions and rallies in the greater sports universe. And Mizzou baseball tried tapping into that mentality during their Thursday tilt against Alabama with a little help from the relief pitcher’s ginger top.

Sources have gone gaga over video footage from the Tigers’ dugout in which multiple players huddled around the fiery red coif of reliever Nolan Gromacki and mimed warming their hands on his hair.

As our friends at BroBible so aptly point out, his ‘do is “less aggressive Cheeto orange” and has more of a burnt hue. Understandably, Gromacki’s teammates hoped their little campfire montage would get them a W.

… It could also be freshman hazing, but who the heck knows.

After watching the video a couple times, we still don’t know what’s better: Gromacki’s expression while he tries to pretend his teammates aren’t using his head as a fire pit, or the fact that his ‘do perfectly resembles a flame.

Granted, Mizzou lost said game 4-3. But hopefully that doesn’t stop the squad from trying their rally hand-warming stunt again.

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