Andrew McCutchen’s had a slow start to the season with a .310 OBP and a weak .348 slugging percentage. After a fruitless at-bat in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, the Pirates outfielder performed a short ritual in the dugout in an attempt to ward off the lineout demons. Baseball players keep open minds when they’re not doing well.
McCutchen smacked a double his next time at the plate. It worked.