Players and fans alike have
their ways of avoiding bad luck.
Some sports superstitions are stranger than others. For example, Michael Jordan
graduate of North Carolina) always wore his blue North Carolina shorts under
his Bulls uniform for good luck.
Baseball players may be the most superstitious. Pitcher Turk Wendell brushes his
teeth and chews licorice between every inning.
would eat only chicken
the day of a game, and used to draw a symbol that means “To Life” in the dirt before
every at-bat. Former pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych used to play with the
dirt on the mound and talk to himself and the ball before he pitched.
Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra gets dressed the same way every day, makes sure to step on each dugout step with both feet, and tugs at his batting gloves and taps his toes during each at-bat.
Here are some common superstitions in the world of sports.