Suldog forwards this Thursday-evening photo by Joe Burke, explains:
Last night, at the M Street Softball League playoffs in Southie, a praying mantis was on the field. Showing that we fast-pitch softball guys have some heart, our league commissioner, Mark Senna (pictured here with the mantis), went down on the field and coaxed him onto the official scorebook so he wouldn't be inadvertently hurt by a runner, a ball or bat, or whatever else might cause irreparable harm to an innocent mantis. After everybody had a chance to look at him (and as he calmly looked back at us) we released him in the grassy part of the park behind the stands.
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