April 2, 2009
(taken from http://www.signatureforum.com/article.cfm?articleid=34)
"Most athletes have a superstition or two about lucky shoes or not stepping on the baselines. But Wade Boggs took his superstitions to infamous new levels. For one thing, he ate chicken before every single game, with no exceptions. His daily schedule was also planned out with scientific precision, waking up at the exact same time every day, taking his batting practice cuts at exactly 5:17pm, and doing his wind sprints precisely two hours later, at 7:17pm. Before every at-bat during the game itself, Boggs would use his bat to draw the Hebrew symbol for “life” in the dirt, even though he wasn't Jewish. And there's plenty more where that came from!"
Posted by Simon at 2:34 AM