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Isaac Benjamin Davis was born March 22, 1987 (Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Isaac Benjamin Davis was born March 22, 1987 in Edina, Minn. He was named after his mother’s grandfather.

Weird pre-game baseball rituals

From a lucky side of their bat to a cup of coffee -- made a very specific way -- baseball players have all kinds of lucky and superstitious pre-game rituals.

IKE DAVIS, Mets 1B “I have to put
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IKE DAVIS, Mets 1B
“I have to put on my entire uniform and grab my bat before I can put on my cap.” |

BRIAN DOZIER, Twins 2B “I always have a
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BRIAN DOZIER, Twins 2B
“I always have a cup of coffee before the game. I love coffee. One cream, no sugar. French vanilla is my favorite, most definitely. Then, I also have my traditional stretch routine that I do. The high knees, the butt-kickers, the shuffle and the karaoke. I do it all the way out to second base then all the way back. I try to get out there about 15 minutes before game time – about 10 minutes to stretch and five minutes to play toss.” |

BRIAN DOZIER, Twins 2B (Part 2) “Another little
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BRIAN DOZIER, Twins 2B (Part 2)
“Another little thing: Ever since high school, I’ve always worn something on my left arm. I alternate every year, either a wristband or a sleeve. I always like to have something on my left arm, but there really is no purpose to it. People sometimes make fun of me because you use a sleeve to keep your arm loose. But I’m right-handed and I put it on my left arm. I’ve never worn one on the right. That would go out of the superstition element.” |

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JONNY GOMES, Red Sox OF “I have coffee
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JONNY GOMES, Red Sox OF
“I have coffee before every game. I start with one [cup]. Black, nothing with it. I’ve been doing it probably since my first day of pro ball. That was probably the first night game I ever played. I’m a Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts guy – not biased.”|

RYAN DEMPSTER, Red Sox pitcher “I was more
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RYAN DEMPSTER, Red Sox pitcher
“I was more superstitious when I was younger. I used to always eat a grilled chicken sandwich before every start from like ’98 to 2002 maybe. I stopped when I realized it wasn’t the chicken sandwich affecting my success.” |

ADAM WARREN, Yankees pitcher “Get to the Stadium
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ADAM WARREN, Yankees pitcher
“Get to the Stadium around 2:30 (p.m.), depending on traffic, eat lunch and go through my stretching routine. If it’s a lifting day, which is about three times a week, I’ll lift, get my running in and then I usually have a little bit of down time. I’ll go on the Internet or read, but I haven’t read any good books recently.” |

LYLE OVERBAY, Yankees 1B “The one thing I
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LYLE OVERBAY, Yankees 1B
“The one thing I do is I’ll hit on both sides of my bat in BP. I’ll take a couple rounds and whichever side I hit better on, then that’s the side I’ll use during the game.” |

CHRIS STEWART, Yankees C “I’ll go in the
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CHRIS STEWART, Yankees C
“I’ll go in the weight room, get on the bike, foam roll to loosen my muscles up. I go watch video for a half hour, 45 minutes or so. Try to get an idea of how our pitcher can try to get their hitters out. I’ll hit off the tee, take some flips from K-Lo (hitting coach Kevin Long), then I’ll come back here (the clubhouse). Reading and doodling around on my iPad kind of kills some time in between. Right now I’m reading Game of Thrones. I’ve had biographies in the past. Something with history involved in it.” |

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PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT, Diamondbacks 1B “Superstitions, yea. I don’t
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PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT, Diamondbacks 1B “Superstitions, yea. I don’t have one thing I do, but if I do something and it’s working, team’s winning, then I’ll try to repeat that. If we’re not playing so well then I’ll try to change it. Doesn’t matter what it is. Whether it’s which shoe I put on first, anything simple like that.” |

TREVOR MAY, Minnesota Twins pitching prospect “I have
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TREVOR MAY, Minnesota Twins pitching prospect
“I have a five-minute relaxation routine where I visualize my game plan. It doesn’t really matter who the team is I’m playing. It’s just to get my mind working the way it should be working in a game. I’ll do it right here, at my locker — put a towel over my head. Sometimes I’ll have headphones on but no music playing.” |

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