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FanPost Friday: Superstitions and Rituals

How do you bring your team good luck during the season?

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays have had a rocky start to the season, in spite of a promising Opening Day win. While sports writers and stats guys might be poring over the lineup and blaming things like weather, lack of run support, and a variety of other “baseball-related” things, let’s be real here, we all know the reason.

It’s because some guy named Ted in St. Pete spilled something on his lucky jersey during the first game, he washed it, and now we’re doomed.

Okay... maybe not.

That’s putting a lot on poor Ted, I know.

But there’s something to be said about superstition and ritual. Whether it’s needing to have a specific kind of beer and hot dog when you take your seat at the Trop, or wearing the same sweat-stained cap you bought in 2008 because you just know you’ll get to wear it to another World Series someday. We all have them, large or small, normal or a little crazy.

I once accidentally wore a navy and white striped sweater during a game against the Yankees, and the Yankees won. I never wore that sweater during regular season baseball again.

So this week for FanPost Friday, we want to know what your own peculiar rituals and superstitions are during the baseball season. Do you have to watch the games at home sitting in a certain chair. Do you and your family members have secret chants or slogans you yell at the players? Let us know!

Head over to the FanPost section and click “New FanPost” then get started on sharing what it is you do to help the team win. And once you’re done that, please try your ritual a little harder so we can get the team back out of this rut. I’m personally heading off to burn that sweater right now.