Sep 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcherJavier Lopez
(49, left) and starting pitcherRyan Vogelsong
(32, right) celebrate during post game interviews after clinching the National League wild card at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
If you are anything like me as a die-hard fan of the San Francisco Giants, come playoffs it’s time to totally immerse yourself in every possible superstition known to man. It’s widely believed that baseball players are the most superstitious of them all and today’s starting pitcher, Ryan Vogelsong, is known to believe in a few.
In what has to be the most stressful playoff run I’ve ever experienced, fans took to Twitter and started various “rally hashtags” to get the good particles floating in the universe for the San Francisco Giants since we all clearly have an effect on the outcome of games. The one that seemed to take off the most was when everyone changed their avatars on Twitter to pictures of Barry Zito and got the #RallyZito hashtag trending.
From there, clever hashtags were created for every starting pitcher and for Ryan Vogelsong, it was #RallyEnchiladas. It was common knowledge among all San Francisco Giants fans that Ryan Vogelsong had chicken enchiladas for dinner the night before every start. Not only did fans create the #RallyEnchiladas trend on Twitter when the season rested in the hands of Vogey in 2012 but everyone also made a point to actually eat chicken enchiladas themselves for dinner.
Naturally, when the San Francisco Giants couldn’t pull off the sweep against the Washington Nationals yesterday at AT&T Park, everyone went out for some chicken enchiladas knowing that Ryan Vogelsong would be getting the call to take us to the National League Championship Series.
Apparently Ryan Vogelsong has changed his rally meal without informing the masses and through some tweets this morning I have reason to believe the new rally meal is spaghetti.
Superstitious people don’t like change but superstitious people also know that if something isn’t working, it’s time to find something new to do the job. So I’m sorry to all the faithful fans who went in search of the perfect chicken enchiladas last night without hesitation, myself included. I’m hear to warn you before lunch time that it’s time to go find the best spaghetti in town and get #RallySpaghetti trending. Ryan Vogelsong’s start tonight depends on it!