Baseball, perhaps more than most sports, seems to inspire a lot of superstitious behavior: pregames routines, behavior during games, relationships between teams, etc.
We have just overcome one superstition (losing to Boston in the playoffs) and are about to face another one (beating the Yankees in the playoffs.) What I'm curious to know is what are YOUR superstitions involving the Angels? What do you do before or during a game to help connect to what's going on on the field and to help the Angels win?
Is there a routine that you follow for games? For important games? Something you do when you attend a game live? Something you do when you watch a game at home? Some superstitions pop-up in game threads such as not discussing a possible No-Hitter or jinxing a batter by calling for a hit in a crucial situation but these are pretty common and kind of innocuous. I want to know the superstitions that make your friends and family roll their eyes at you. The more ridiculous the better.
Usually, I'll start with wearing an Angels related shirt for an important game. This postseason, the HH Panther shirt, the Rally Rat shirt and my Angels Baseball Club 1961 shirt (today's choice) have brought success. Also, I have put my LA Angels hat (with the halo around the top) and my '80s trucker-style mesh hat on top of the bedroom TV. They will stay there throughout the playoffs. My red A hat (the current model) is with me when I watch but I have discovered that it is bad luck if I wear it during a game. Finally, I 'acquired' a brand new baseball at the local highschool field a few weeks ago that I gave to my 6mo. old son. I've made sure that he plays with it during the game and that seems to have brought success.