Don’t Be Chicken?

With the baseball season officially underway, I thought today would be an appropriate day to share an article penned by Matt Hickman in 2012 that discusses some of the most superstitious baseball players ever to play the game (see Hickman article).

I’m happy to say that #1 on the list is Wade Boggs. Boggs, a MLB Hall of Famer, is going to have his number 26 retired by the Boston Red Sox on May 26th and is only one of eight Red Sox ever to have this honor.

I mean what other players beside “The Chicken Man” have earned the right to have an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” episode made?

This kind of got me thinking, what are some of the strangest superstitions in basketball? It seems that baseball has so many more. It probably has to do with all the down time in the game but still basketball has a few.

We have all heard of players changing shoes or shoelaces at halftime and who can forget the 2007-08 Boston Celtics peanut butter and jelly pregame meal, but can you think of any others?

Please post your comments below and share what you or some of your players have done in the past!

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

I have tweeted this before but I wanted to share this again as I travel through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


“I found a penny on tails.

I kicked it.

It landed on heads.

I picked it up…



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