Baseball players are as superstitious as they came.
Lucky underwear? Lucky shirt? Lucky number? Lucky foods and drinks? We've heard it all, and these aren't even close to the weirdest.
Lucky ... bird poop? Now we're talking.
"Just gonna note, I had a bird poop on me earlier this week and I was like 'You know what, it's gotta be good luck,' " Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani joked Monday night at the end of his press conference. "I think it showed tonight. So, I was happy."
The power of the lucky bird poop is real, folks.
DeSclafani had his best start as a Giant, shutting out the Colorado Rockies in a 12-0 win at Oracle Park. The veteran right-hander needed just 100 pitches to go all nine innings, allowing just three hits while striking out nine and walking only one batter.
Monday night was DeSclafani's second career shutout, and his first since Aug. 27, 2016, when he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds. He now is 2-0 this season with a 1.50 ERA.
DeSclafani looks like another offseason steal by Farhan Zaidi and the Giants, and he has added to the lore of lucky charms.
The legend of the lucky bird poop is to be continued.