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Fan superstitions

Posted at 12:31 PM on August 9, 2006 by Ben Tesch (2 Comments)

An excerpt from When I'm 64 by Garrison Keillor:

It dawns on me that my Minnesota Twins do better if I'm not there cheering for them. I leave town and they have a big winning streak. I go to a game, and our pitcher gets in trouble right away, our clutch hitters hit into double plays with the bases loaded. The team rallies when I go out for a bratwurst, but once I'm back in my seat, our relief ace gives up a cheap home run. This is humbling.

Alot of my friends have similar superstitions as fans. Some haven't been to a game at the Metrodome where the Twins have lost. Some are just the opposite. Some have lucky jerseys or hats, just as the players might. Do you have any superstitions as a fan, or have some friends or family who are running an eerily long streak of something involving the Twins?


Comments (2)

nobody's been to a game at the dome that the twins have lost lately. tell them to go to a road game where they've got a 50/50 shot of seeing them lose

Posted by ryan | August 9, 2006 1:04 PM


Being that I live in Arizona, I rarely get to see the Twins live but my only superstition is not watching them when they're on ESPN. Wait a minute, they can't be on ESPN as that spot is reserved for each and every single damned Yankees game of the season. Buying a cheap seat seems to equate into a win, be it a road or home game at the Dome.

Posted by John | August 10, 2006 11:37 AM


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