"Lucky socks" improve gaming skills

Published: 05th September 2008

"Lucky socks" improve gaming skills
The use of rituals and clothing has been noted as a determining factor in becoming more successful in sport - particularly baseball - as the placebo effect changes a person's outlook.

Deseret News reported on the findings of a study by Tom Valeo and Lindsay Beyerstein, two reporters who believe that lucky legwear and superstitious socks has a positive effect on baseball players, who are more affected due to the little control over game-to-game fate.

The news provider continued: "And, say psychologists, if a player believes those socks will improve his performance, chances are he'll play with more confidence (a "placebo effect")."

St Cloud State University's University Chronicle revealed that 3,000-hit batsman Wade Boggs superstitiously ate a chicken before every game, while Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros refused to clean his helmet during each season for 20 years.

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