Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Very Superstitious

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer.
Superstition ain't the way.
(Stevie Wonder)

Baseball honors ritual and superstition. It's not confined to the players, and it may be worse among our staff.

We've experienced a lot of rainy weather since the 2011 season began in mid April. This past weekend was dominated by the doppler radar, tarp pulls and rain delays.

Our head groundskeeper, Scott Strickland, volunteered for a head shave...hoping to change the Bulls' meteorological karma. GM Mike Birling wielded the razor like a shaman in this dugout ceremony after Monday night's game.

I have to admit the weather improved immediately. Tuesday was a perfect evening at the DBAP. Still, I would have called a priest.