Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:03:58 AM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

"It's all in your head," B-Mets buy in to superstition

(Source: Jeremy Donovan)

While June 13th may have been the last full moon on a Friday the 13th until 2049, we here at Fox 40 decided to play it safe and wait until after that rarest of occurrences to talk superstition.  Sports in general are superstitious by nature, but the slower pace and mental aspect of baseball lend America's Pastime to superstition more than most other sports, the Binghamton Mets are no exception.

"You can try to ask everybody and they can try to tell you they're not superstitious, but everybody has their own little things whether they realize it or not," says B-Mets outfielder Darrell Ceciliani.

There's a stigma attached to athletes and superstitions.  Daily routines, on the other hand are much more common, and it's amazing how often the two coincide.

"I get dressed, everything on my right side goes first," Ceciliani said.  "Right sleeve, right arm.  My socks, right sock, left sock.  my shoes, right shoe left shoe."

"I get in the box, I draw a little smiley face with the end of my bat in the corner, that's pretty much the only thing i do on a regular basis that I'm concious of," said first basemen/DH Jayce Boyd.

"I'm kinda superstitious with my batting gloves.  If I have some, where I get a few hits or I'm going good I'll stick with those and as soon as I go 0-for, I toss them aside and get a new pair," said outfielder Kyle Johnson

"When I was in college I used to always have a Snickers bar before every game, it got to the point where it was like 'Oh my God, I have to have a Snickers bar or I'm not going to get a hit today,'" said outfielder Travis Taijeron.

Whether it's not stepping on the foul line or eating the same thing every day, for most guys it's not too serious.

"It's more so just for fun than anything, you don't take too much out of it, it's just something that's obviously part of the game.  A lot of guys have superstitions, some guys do some funny stuff, but other than that it's just a joke and you run with it if it works," Boyd said.

But don't tell that to infielder Brian Burgamy who's so superstitious he wouldn't even tell us what his superstitions are, for fear of them not working.

"Over a period of time I just kept doing the same thing, and I kept playing well.  So I just got into a habit of doing it and it just stuck and now I think I need it," Burgamy said

The opinions vary on who is the most superstitious B-Met.

"I'd have to say myself just by the knowledge I have, I'm pretty superstitious," Burgamy said.

"I'm definitely up there.  Travis Taijeron is also another one," Ceciliani said.

"Maybe Travis Taijeron... maybe?" Dustin Lawley added.

"I think Darrell Cecilaini... definitely Darrell," Taijeron said

But the consensus is, no matter how ridiculous, it if keeps working, keep doing it.

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: B-Mets, Mets or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


B-Mets receive Eastern League Championship Rings VIEW VIDEO
It's hard to believe it's been more than six months since the B-Mets were crowned champions of the eastern league, but the team's front office staff got a sweet reminder this morning. The front... more

B-Sens can't rebound from slow start against Penguins VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. First period mistakes doomed the Binghamton Senators tonight as they fell 3-1 to the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  The Penguins managed two goals in the opening 20... more

SV Girls prepare for the Federation Cup Tournament VIEW VIDEO
For classes AA through B, winning a state title only makes you the best team in the NYSHPAA, the federation title is what proves you're the best team in the entire state. The Susquehanna Valley... more

Sabers happy to give their coach a title VIEW VIDEO
As student-athlete, the ultimate prize is a state championship.  Many student-athletes graduate without the chance to earn one.  The next best thing is to win one as a coach.  Even better if you can... more

O'Brien's six leads Saints in narrow win over JC VIEW VIDEO
Maeghan O'Brien led the Saints with six goals in a close game against the Johnson City Wildcats.  Seton won... more

Sabers happy for another week together VIEW VIDEO
It stands to reason that the Susquehanna Valley girls are happy they won a state championship just to say that they won a state championship.  But there's a pretty good consolation prize too.  A... more

Little Red overpower Patriots in STAC lacrosse action VIEW VIDEO
The Ithaca Little Red got off to a fast start against the Binghamton Patriots en route to a 14-6 victory.  Binghamton's Molly Martinichio tied the game at 2-2 with her second goal of the night with... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...