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Royals fans haven’t this kind of experience in nearly three decades.Many fans don’t know what to do as they watch their team advance into the American League Championship Series. Others, however, know exactly what to do. For them, it all comes down to superstition.”I’m a little superstitious, but I’m not crazy,” said Royals fan Chris Blysma.Not crazy, unless you consider wearing the same pajama pants, unwashed, of course, for the games ever since the Royals beat the Oakland Athletics in the wild card game a week ago Tuesday a little odd.Then, there’s Royals fanatic Cory Weaver.”Whenever you’re clicking or are on a roll, you don’t want to mess it up. The night we won the wild card, I had that shirt on,” Weaver said.Weaver hasn’t washed that shirt, and he said he won’t.”My wife told me to take it and put it in another room, so it will stay there until Friday night,” Weaver shared.Royals fan Aaron Kolich is also testing the limits of personal hygiene.”Haven’t washed those clothes, don’t plan on it until we win the World Series.” Kolich said.Still others are turning to grooming to aid The Boys in Blue, even the players themselves. Specifically, a barber who specializes in all things Royals.The Royals swear by team barber Dejuan Bonds. Alex Gordon, for example, said every time he gets his hair cut, he hits a home run.”Baseball players are very superstitious, so if they find something that works for them one time, they usually try to go back to it and make sure they do the same thing game in and game out. So, yeah, there’s a lot of them that think it’s all about the haircut,” Bonds said.Bonds’ cuts and clips are popular with the players, and they’re catching on with the fans, too.”A lot of people are calling here saying, ‘hey, I want the Hosmer,’ but, the latest is, ‘hey, I want the Zumbaya, the Zumbaya is the latest haircut I put on (Jarrod) Dyson,” Bonds revealed.Whatever the style, right now, fans want Bonds to keep doin’ what he’s been doin’, ’cause it’s working.”I’ll give up my day off so I can go over there and get them game day ready, so we can produce a couple of home runs if that’s what’s needed. I’ve been a baseball fan, a Royals fan, since I was a little kid. To be close to these guys is an added bonus for me. I get the inside feel,” Bonds said.Bonds said he’s blessed to be doing what he loves, and if his haircuts are helping the Royals players feel great off the field and win on the field, Bonds said he’s hitting it out of the park just like Gordon said.”Makes me feel good, puts a little pressure on me to make sure I get him that game day cut, because I want him to get home runs, I want them to win,” Bonds said.Pressure on the field and in the barber chair.A Kansas family says a mix up with United Airlines has resulted in their German Shepherd dog being mistakenly flown to Japan.