El baseball It is one of the sports in which there are more superstitions to achieve individual and collective results. the legend of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter he has an unforgettable anecdote about a trick he used to get out of a bad hitting streak.
Jeter was a guest on the show “The Tonight Show” de Jimmy Fallonwhere I participated in a segment called ‘True Confessions’in which the dynamic is that the guests receive two envelopes, in one it contains a true and shameful story, in the other the story is false.
“I once wore a thong in public in front of thousands of people,” he read Jeter after opening the envelope.
Fallon and the other guest of the program, the singer Rita prays, he had to question the hysterical captain of the Yankees to find out if it was true that she wore underwear.
“It’s the truth. Ultimately, I’ll regret playing this game, but let me explain,” he replied. Jeter.
A thong that saved Derek Jeter
without giving names Jeter related that one of his new companions in the Yankees he kept the garment hanging in his locker and used it when he needed to reverse losing streaks at the plate. Soon users on social networks pointed out that the mysterious player is Jason Giambiwho was first baseman for the ‘Bronx Bombers’ from 2002 to 2008.
“In 2004 I went through the worst offensive streak of my career. Every day I went in and he pointed to the thong,” he said. Jeter to justify.
Before giving in to his partner’s invitation, Jeter he accumulated a drought of 0-32 and the day he wore the thong he homered on the first pitch, against the Oakland Athletics on April 29, 2004, the season in which he won his first Gold Glove.
Giambi referred to the effectiveness of the garment during an interview with NJ.com in 2015 and how well it worked for him at the time Jeter.
“The gold thong is legendary. It never fails to hit. It was his first downer. I don’t think the guy ever fell down in his career. He’s amazing. You know, the gold thong, he had to take it off,” he declared. Giambi about Jeter.