The Chicago Cubs may have won the National League Championship Series, but that doesn’t mean their fans are any less superstitious.

Take Bryan, for example (pictured above). He sat in the infamous Steve Bartman seat during Saturday night’s Game 6 clincher. We only know him as Bryan because he wouldn’t reveal his last name.


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Terry Collins remembers flying back from the team’s complex in the Dominican Republic. It was February 2009, and the future New York Mets manager was feeling hopeful about Fernando Martinez. Collins watched Martinez play pain-free in the first game of a doubleheader before catching his flight back to the States. Maybe, just maybe, this was the turning point in the career of the Mets top prospect.

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With one-half of a major league season experience in his back pocket, Daniel Murphy is still learning. His education includes a new vocabulary. In May, Murphy was introduced to a word he’d never heard before – slump.

From May 9 through May 31, in 20 games, Murphy was 6-for-46 (.130) including a 2-for-31 skid over one two-week period. His season batting average dropped from .324 to .250 while his on-base percentage plummeted nearly 50 points, from .373 to .325.

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