So, I was with a group at a Cub game a couple weeks ago, losing to the Dodgers. Towards the end one of the guys, Mark Carlson, puts on the Rally Cap.
I’ve done the Rally Cap many times - you turn your hat inside out and hope for rally-luck.
It’s such an odd thing to do, I decided to Google it.
I didn’t dig deep, but I went to Wikipedia and found this: the Rally Cap was “invented” when the Detroit Tigers were playing...the Cubs?
It’s game 5 of the 1945 World Series. The radio announcer says the Tigers in the dugout have their hats on inside out. Then a ball goes through Cub first baseman Phil Cavaretta’s legs. Then 4 runs score. Then the Cubs lose 8-4 as the “Rally Cap” captures the imagination of the public.
And then the Cubs lose the series, and still haven’t won for 99 years.
Can you believe that?
Mother of God!
Everything jinxy in baseball is somehow related to the Cubs.
(This was also the World Series where Billy Sianis tried to drag his goat into Wrigley and…well, you know that story.)
Anyway, I wish I hadn’t found this out.
I kinda like the Rally Cap.
And now...Sutter and the Judge are at the Ted Lilly vs. the Reds game tonight.
Lets see what happens...