Results tagged “Superstition” from Joe Lavin's Humor Column

Superstitious Post-Mortem

The Boston Red Sox were eliminated from the playoffs by Tampa Bay on Sunday, and I think it might be partly my fault. That's because this year I decided to try something new while watching the Red Sox. I decided not to be superstitious.

I realize now that this may have been a big mistake. After all, I was a superstitious mess in both 2004 and 2007, and it clearly worked. In the past, I have assigned magical powers to a variety of items, including unsalted potato chips, the green Red Sox cap of a friend in England, Shaw's Boston Crème Pie, the corner booth of a pizzeria, and, of course, my friend Anna.

My Profound Effect on the World Series

As many of you know, baseball players are incredibly superstitious, but they've got nothing on fans. We all have our own little foibles to help get us through the games. Here then are a few items from my apartment and beyond that have been deemed lucky or unlucky during the baseball playoffs.

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