September 16, 2011
The Detroit Tigers had a 12 game winning streak before they lost last night to the Oakland A's. The Tigers have been playing excellent, they're currently 14 games over the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. When the winning streak ended last night another streak was also stopped, the streak of bad hygiene that Tigers manager Jim Leyland and hitting coach Lloyd McLendon have been on. According to reports, Leyland and McLendon have been wearing the same pair of unwashed socks and underwear during the 14 day winning streak.
Jim Leyland said, "I will wear these underwear until we lose. I can tell you that right now. And they will not be washed. And I don't give a (expletive) who knows it." Apparently, dude's socks had holes in them from being worn so often to which Leyland also said, "I told Schmakel if somebody threw them out, that would be the end." He was talking about the Detroit Tigers clubhouse manager Jim Schmakel.
This just proves that baseball and sports in general have some of the most superstitious people. They also have some of the most disgusting people. Unwashed socks and underwear? Thanks a lot Jim, yeah thanks for nothing. Baseball is supposed to be about statistics but if actually go to a MLB game you're bound to experience spitting, dudes chewing tobacco, dudes scratching their crotch, drunk guy in the crowd, the guy who drops f-bombs in front of little children, and now when you look at the management you wonder if it's laundry day. Thanks Jim! Hopefully after the streak ended he walked past the laundry room and threw his underwear into the fireplace.
Like I said, this superstitious behavior occurs in other sports as well like for instance Michael Jordan played every game wearing his University of North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform. Obviously he didn't do this practice with the Washington Wizards...allegedly!
Moises Alou, who infamously started whining and jumping around like a child when Steve Bartman ripped that ball hit to left field during the Chicago Cubs playoff meltdown, his ritual before games is urinating on his own hands. If this guy was my teammate they couldn't possibly stock enough hand gel.
Lyoto Machida the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion makes Jim Leyland look like a neat freak. Every morning Machida drinks a tall glass of.....wait for it....his own urine! Rocky drinking a glass of raw eggs thinks this guy is missing a few screws. I wasn't aware of a Brazilian water shortage, or maybe he's been watching too much Waterworld. Sorry if you're reading this around the lunch hour but I'm just the messenger. Thanks goodness the streak is over in Detroit, I don't care if they win or lose but at least the manager is back to mixing in some detergent in his daily routine.