Superstitions and weird good-luck rituals go hand in hand with sports. I mean, who doesn’t have a lucky shirt or hasn’t rubbed on a especial token to give your team good luck on a big game?
Professional sports players are no strangers to these things and usually take them to the next level, going from innocuous to the incredibly bizarre –and in some cases even unhygienic–rather quickly. For example, most baseball players like to spit on their hand before picking up a bat, believing it will bring them good luck. But Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra likes to dress the same way every day, step on each dugout step with both feet, and tug at his batting gloves and tap his toes during each at-bat… OCD? Maybe, but it seems to be working fine for him.
With this in mind, here are some of the most offbeat superstitions and rituals from the world of sports provided exclusively by Mybookie.ag.