I had the pleasure of attending my nephews t-ball game on Saturday. I noticed almost all of the players, even at 5 years old, have begun to develop the repetitive pre-swing and pre-pitch rituals that many professional baseball players display in the bullpen and on the mound at each and every game; a superstition or habit that must precede every swing of the bat or throw of the ball. I chuckled when this display of habit reminded me of a humorous story I read the other day about Alex Rodriguez and his post-game rituals.
According to the new book "A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez" written by Selena Roberts, Rodriguez takes his oral hygiene very seriously. It turns out that Rodriguez would brush his teeth after every game he played for the Texas Rangers. Brushing after a game might not seem like a scandalous post game ritual, but the fact that the job description of a clubhouse attendant was altered to apparently include preparing A-Rods toothbrush with toothpaste for him; now that's gossip! Alright, it's not really that shocking; however if the clubhouse attendant was demanded to measured out A-Rods floss, that's another story! I just hope he uses the correct brushing method during this post-game ritual; all that brushing could result in dental abrasion.