Monday, August 11, 2014

Why David Ortiz no longer spits on his hands before he bats

When I wrote the article "Ritualistic Behavior" for Red Sox Magazine (it ran in June 2011), I asked David Ortiz about spitting on his batting gloves before gripping the bat.

His answer?

 “I just do it to make sure I get a good grip - make sure my glove is sticky. The pine tar will dry up, so once you put something wet on it, then you get a better grip. I didn’t even know that I did that until people told me!” 

Now he doesn't do it anymore?  Why not?  A new product on the market - Lizard Skins.  Peter Abraham tells the full story in today's (March 11, 2014) Boston Globe.  Here's a link (hope it works for you):

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