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My Superstitions: The Rituals That Absorb My Baseball Life

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Baseball is a game of superstitions.

It is the only game where teams are damned with century-long curses—curse of the Bambino, Billy Goat Curse, etc.—and failures can be blamed on something that happened two generations ago.

Batters are some of the primary examples of superstitious acts.

We all know about Nomar Garciaparra's rituals when he comes to the plate, and I think it's safe to assume that Wade Boggs was the most habitual man on the planet. 

Boggs would eat chicken before every game, take exactly 150 ground balls, take BP at 5:17, run sprints at 7:17, and would then write a word in Hebrew (Chai) in the dirt before every at bat.

Fortunately, as a Braves fan ...

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