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“When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer, Superstition ain’t the way.” - Stevie Wonder   Sorry, Stevie, but superstition is very much the way in major league baseball. Ballplayers certainly can be described as creatures of habit.   If you’re old like me, you may recall an episode of the television series M*A*S*H , where “Hawkeye” once said to “Klinger”, “warning – dressing like a nun may be habit forming.”   However, when I talk about ballplayers being "creatures of habit," I am definitely not talking about that kind of habit. For one thing, I’m not interested in offending the Catholic Church, as I don’t want to get struck by lightening. I have found that sports ...

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