If you ever watch a sports game, you might see players do certain things that might just look ordinary to our eyes. But players tend to do certain things before, during, or after the game. You will see players follow a ritual that they must follow. They believe that if they break their ritual that it is bad luck and that they will go in a funk. Baseball must be the sport that holds the most superstitious players. According to Fact monster an example is Nomar Garciaparra is the Red Sox’s short stop who has to tug on his batting gloves and taps his toes during each bat.
There are a slew of baseball superstitions throughout the majors. Baseball players find it bad luck to touch the baselines while running off and onto the field between innings. Lending a bat to a fellow player is a serious jinx. If a pitcher is throwing a perfect game or a no-hitter, never speak of it while it's going on. Each and every player either has their own superstitions and they all follow them. I believe that it is just silly that players do these things. I'm pretty sure that even Nomar Garciaparra's routine he does before each at bat has got him to strike out.