Looking to spark the Atlanta Braves, Dansby Swanson burned sage throughout the bowels of Truist Park before Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
It seemed to work as the Braves defeated the Cubs 8-7 on 10 hits. Atlanta had managed just one hit over 14 innings in a double-header loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
"Every bit of area I could find in this place, I went into," Swanson said. "I might have to bring some tomorrow, too.
Swanson said it wasn't his first time burning sage, noting that he and his girlfriend, U.S. women's national soccer team forward Mallory Pugh, have done so when moving into a new house, or at times when "you feel like you need to cleanse the air a little bit."
"All year, I've been like if it gets to a point, I'm bringing sage in here -- and I think yesterday was finally to that point," he said. "I pretty much walked every bit of area you can find in this place, I went into. It was fun."