I am doing an extra load of laundry tonight with the sole purpose of washing my socks.
These are just any socks. They are green and red striped Christmas socks. They have a little bit of sparkle and are becoming paper thin. They have become stained on the bottom from the number of times I have worn them. They are special. I wear them for good luck.
It started in the post season last year. Every time I wore the socks my beloved Cardinals would win. Those days I wore other socks were days when the Cards lost.
I wore them while watching the game Friday night against Atlanta. The Cardinals won (yes… I know it was a bad game with some really bad calls but they still won). Sunday, when the Cardinals lost to the Nationals, my lucky striped Christmas socks were in the laundry. I washed them that night. I wore them Monday- and the Cardinals won. I did laundry last night, wore them today, and my boys won big time today.
What can I say? These socks have some power. So I will wear them again. I would hate to let all of Cardinal Nation down. There is a lot of pressure on these socks. I don’t know what I (and the redbirds) am going to do when they are so worn out they become unwearable.
Like the Bud Light commercial says: It is only crazy if it doesn’t work.
What do you do to help your team win?