Written by Maria Stefanopoulos on Apr 27, 2012 | 6 Comments
We’re all a little superstitious, I mean, come on who doesn’t have something special that brings us luck. And professional athletes are known for their rituals and superstitions. From the number on their jerseys, to the meal they eat the night before a game, baseball players have some very colorful and endearing superstitions. Did you know…
Denny Neagle, who pitches for the Yankees, always goes to a movie the day he is supposed to pitch.
Jason Bere listens to the same songs before a game on the days that he is pitching
Wade Boggs is known for the fact that the night before each game, he eats chicken. In fact his wife has over 40 different chicken recipes at her fingertips.
Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies is well known for his devotion to the number 3. His uniform number is 33, he practice swings his bat 3 time. He was even married on November 3rd at 3:33 pm.
Some baseball players have a special restaurant that they eat in. Mike Saccocio of the Montreal Expos insists on eating at a Long John Silver’s the night before a game. And taping the plate before each swing is compared to knocking on wood. And nobody ever talks about the possibility of a no hitter before or during the game.
Other superstitions include:
Not stepping on the foul line
Using a lucky bat or glove
Sitting in the same place on the bench in the dugout for every game
And lastly—Not washing a lucky article of clothing for the entire season.
What superstitions does your favorite baseball player have?
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