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The Superstitious Baltimore Orioles Were Trying Anything To Spark A Rally Last Night (Video)

by: Esteban On  Friday, October 12, 2012

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As any baseball fan knows, baseball players are a superstitious bunch. Maybe it’s the day in, day out grind that does it to them. Or maybe it’s all those boring three hour games with ten pitching changes. Regardless, for some reason these guys come up with the strangest rituals and routines. And last night’s game between Baltimore and New York provided the perfect example.

You see, down 2-1 in their American League Division Series against the New York Yankees, and with the score tied 1-1 in the top of the 13th inning in Game 4, the players on the Baltimore Orioles bench were desperately trying to discover their own rally voodoo—you know, something like Anaheim’s Rally Monkey from 2002, or St. Louis’ Rally Squirrel from 2011.

However, there apparently weren’t any helpful magic critters wandering around the Bronx last night, so the O’s had to make do with whatever supplies they had in their own dugout. And that led to a few interesting attempts at manufacturing mojo.

First, they all tried pointing their hats in the direction that they wanted the ball to be hit. Then, even though that seemed to work (the O’s took a 2-1 lead with one out in the 13th), they tried something else: holding their lucky Gatorade bottles. Or anyway, I assume they were considered “lucky.” Otherwise, why else would they be holding them?

Have a look:

If nothing else, the Orioles certainly appear to be having fun out there. I can’t wait to see what happens tonight in Game 5.




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