Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blue Uniformity

I wish I had kept better track of this, but maybe someone else knows....have we lost a game yet when the team wore the blue jerseys? I wish the team's uniform style was an official part of the box score for each game, so I could quickly check on this theory. I suppose I could go back and watch the highlights for each game, but that seems like it would take a long time, and I'm lazy. I do know for sure we've won the last 3 times they've worn them. I maintain that this is no coincidence. My theory is that when the players wear the blue jerseys, they look better. When they look better, they feel more confident. When they feel more confident, they are more aggressive and play more dominantly. When they are more aggressive and dominant, they win more ballgames. Simple reasoning.

Phil Miller thinks that since Slowey won wearing blue, he might continue to do so at home. I'm excited about that. God bless baseball superstition.

Here's something fun to read: The All-Time Baseball Movie Lineup. They choose one fictitious movie baseball player for each position. It's pretty good, but I can't understand why Benny "The Jet" didn't make the cut.

More fun reading: I finally got around to buying and subsequently reading Kenny Mayne's book "An Incomplete & Inaccurate History of Sport" today. If you happen to appreciate Kenny Mayne's brand of rambling ridiculousness as much as I do, and you haven't gotten this book yet...you don't know what you're missing. It's my new favorite sports book. (On the theme of baseball superstition, he tells the story of the time he stomped all over the white chalk foul line on the field to prove it was a stupid superstition, and then in the next 36 hours suffered from a concussion, a hyperextended knee and an unfortunate blow-dryer malfunction that plastered hot melting plastic onto his face and hair.)

2 comments:

k-bro said...

Oooh. Be careful what you wish for. It's because of baseball superstitions that we're stuck watching the pixie vests every time Livan pitches.

Mrs. Slowey said...

we have Glen Perkins to thank for Slowey chosing to wear the Navy jerseys on Wed. night. (the starting pictures pick which one they want to wear)...and he said that Glen was like "Man, I can't wait until it's my next start so we can wear the blue jerseys, because it's been so long since we wore them." All I can say is, THANK YOU, GLEN!
But superstitions might cause kevin to choose them again!