November 1st, 2010 11:32 EST
Aubrey Huff's Red Thongs A Lucky Charm For San Francisco Giants
"Since San Francisco first baseman Aubrey Huff began wearing a red thong under his uniform two months ago, the Giants have risen from outsiders into championship contenders.
So it`s no wonder that the 33-year-old American has continued to wear his unique rhinestone-trimmed skimpy underwear in the World Series.""It has gotten pretty comfortable,` Huff said." AFP
"Baseball is a sport with a long history of superstition. From the very famous Curse of the Bambino to some players` refusal to wash their clothes or bodies after a win, superstition is present in all parts of baseball. Many baseball players-batters, pitchers, and fielders alike- perform elaborate, repetitive routines prior to pitches and at bats due to superstition." Wikipedia
Baseball players are the most superstitious individuals on the face of the Earth. If a baseball player goes on a hitting tear when he dons tighty whities, he won`t take them off even if they become as brown as dirt.
Any dude who wears red thongs should be arrested by the fashion police, with the exception of a guy with a girly name like "Aubrey" or a member of my favorite baseball team who considers them a lucky charm.
The San Francisco Giants haven`t won a World Series since 1954 when they were still playing in New York. If Aubrey Huff`s red thongs will help the Giants win the World Series, then I don`t care if the entire team wears red thongs.
Huff might not get away with wearing red thongs on most baseball teams, but in San Francisco he`s just one of several whacky players. There`s the ace pitcher, Timothy Lincecum (The Freak) who has a penchant for smoking joints and Brian Wilson with his monstrous looking black beard.
I hope Tim continues to smoke doobies, and I pray that Aubrey won`t take off his red thongs until the Giants win the World Series.
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