SAN FRANCISCO -- Not to be confused with the Los Angeles Angels' "Rally Monkey" mascot, the World Series-bound San Francisco Giants have their own good luck talisman: a Francois Langur monkey born at the San Francisco Zoo a few weeks ago, according to a zoo spokeswoman.
The yet-to-be-named orange-headed monkey has brought Team Black and Orange good luck in the postseason ever since her birth during the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds in the beginning of October.
"The monkey was born and they immediately started winning," Abigail Tuller said.
The monkey's good fortunes will be tested again Wednesday when the Giants face off against the Detroit Tigers in the first game of the World Series at AT&T Park at 5 p.m.
Zoo officials put up a sign at the langur exhibit with the Giants logo, which Giants fans have been coming to touch in lieu of rubbing the monkey's head, according to Tuller.
As for the baby monkey's name, the zoo is taking suggestions via social media, with Posey and Scutaro the most popular titles thus far, Tuller said.
Buster Posey is the Giants catcher and Marco Scutaro is their second baseman, which has prompted another moniker of "Scooter" for the baby monkey.
Tuller said zoo patrons and Giants fanatics will have to wait until after the final series for a name to be chosen for the auspicious monkey.
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