Last week I asked Pinstripe Alley readers to share the changes they would make to the MLB postseason format. A few readers wanted to reformat the regular season and do away with the Wild Card game altogether. Another Yankees fan likes the Wild Card game as-is, but otherwise thinks all postseason series should be seven games. As always, thanks for submitting your ideas and engaging in discussions in the comments.
Here is this week’s prompt, coming at you a day earlier than usual:
What gameday superstitions or rituals do you have as a Yankees fan?
We all know that baseball players are some of the most superstitious people out there, from their batting routines to their pre-game meals. Baseball fans tend to be just as superstitious, especially when it comes to not acknowledging a perfect game/no hitter. My superstitions tend to intensify when the games matter (closer to the end of the regular season) and during the postseason.
Now is your chance to share your gameday rituals and superstitions with us and see if anyone else does something similar. Maybe you have some lucky Yankees gear that you always wear, or always sit in the same spot on the couch. Head over to the FanPost section and share your superstitions and rituals with us, along with the stories behind them. After all, if your ritual has worked during important Yankees games, then maybe we should all try it Tuesday night.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips linked above, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (October 6th) for your post to be considered.