July 26, 2005

Frog legs before a game will help your fastball jump.: Fox Sports takes a look at some of sport's wackiest superstitions.

posted by Ufez Jones to general at 03:13 PM - 8 comments

"dipped his hockey stick in the toilet before going out to play." I don't even want to know the rationale behind that.

posted by garfield at 03:58 PM on July 26, 2005

Maybe he just wanted to get p-ssed off? Moises Alou allegedlly used to do the same on his hands before batting. Did it work, I dunno. Maybe he just did'nt like pine tar.

posted by volfire at 07:46 PM on July 26, 2005

Can anyone not think of that Moises Alou story when you see him come up to bat? Bare-handed, no less.

posted by yerfatma at 08:25 PM on July 26, 2005

Posada does it during spring training, too. Not sure about Vlad though. They may be the only 3 guys in the majors that still don't wear batting gloves. I guess it's supposed to help build up calluses or something to that effect.

posted by goddam at 10:31 PM on July 26, 2005

No, there are a few others. John Maybry (if he's still in the league) springs to mind.

posted by yerfatma at 06:04 AM on July 27, 2005

Mabry is on his third go-around with the Cardinals. Doug Mientzxclvzkncxvzlnc doesn't wear batting gloves.

posted by mbd1 at 08:41 AM on July 27, 2005

Vlad Guererro doesn't either

posted by markovitch at 11:21 AM on July 27, 2005

Actually, Alou used his hands as a toliet...

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 05:50 PM on July 27, 2005

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