After the 2018 World Series, I wrote about how a Red Sox shirt I bought in Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, helped the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Every fan likes to think they, along with their particular superstitions, help their team win. But I have proof: The Red Sox went 2-0 -- winning 100% -- of the World Series games when I wore the shirt. When I did not wear the shirt, they went 2-1, a significantly lower winner percentage.
Unfortunately, we live in a world in which there are doubters, claiming that the wins were the result of either:
A) Coincidence; or
B) The team with the best regular-season record in the league doing their thing.
In other words, haters gonna hate.
So when the New England Patriots were set to play the Los Angeles Rams in 2018-19 Super Bowl, I decided to test out my lucky shirt.
As you can read in my article, "Shirt Tales Part II: How My Lucky Red Sox Shirt Helped the Patriots Win Super Bowl LIII," I put on the lucky Red Sox shirt when the Patriots needed us most, and the Patriots won the Super Bowl.
The shirt is now 3-0 in a World Championship series, particularly in games in which a Boston team plays a team from Los Angeles.
Two championships in a 100 days? That's not just a coincidence.
And the Patriots were not the best team during the NFL's regular season.
So what could be a driving factor in Boston teams' success in the two already-concluded professional sports season?
Clearly it's the shirt.
I hope you enjoy the article.