Baseball = superstition.
This isn’t an opinion, it is a fact. If anyone involved with baseball tries to tell you otherwise, THEY ARE LYING!!! Of course there are varying levels of superstition, from the mild “I have to eat the same thing before every game” to the extreme “I have to eat the same thing, wear the same underwear (without washing them), tape my wrist even though it doesn’t hurt, talk to the exact same people, take the same amount of practice swings before an at bat….etc, etc, etc…”. It can get really serious. I’d say Addison is only mildly superstitious…me on the other hand, well that’s a different story.
Before every game I either have to talk to Addison on the phone (if I’m not with him) or when I drop him off at the field, and I have this thing that I’ve told him before every game since he was playing in college. I’ve made slight changes to this thing I say to him if I felt that it wasn’t working as good as I thought it should be, but the base of my little speech to him has always remained the same. I’m sorry but I’m not going to tell you what I say to him before every game, my superstitious self doesn’t want to jinx it!!! The seats I sit in at the games are also very important. If he has a really good game, you bet your bottom that I will be sitting in that exact same seat until the magic of that seat wears off. There was once a game where I happened to be standing up during an at bat and he got a hit, needless to say I was standing up in the same spot for every single at bat for the next few days!
I feel like I am influencing his every move on the field with these silly little things that I have to do. I know why I do what I do though. It’s because while sitting in the stands watching my significant other play this game, I have absolutely no control over anything. And with these little things I make myself more connected to him and his game. If I can do anything to help him succeed, you can bet that I will do it. So my superstitions will probably never go away, my guess is that they will get even more intense. Just so you know, I wasn’t always this crazy, I became this crazy after being around so much baseball!