Baseball players are creatures of habit, and sometimes their habits are completely ridiculous.
From Nomar Garciaparra’s unique batting ritual to Daisuke Matsuzaka’s mid-windup hesitation, Boston Red Sox fans have seen their fair share of bizarre routines, but nothing compares to the ritual of Roniel Raudes.
The 20-year-old Nicaragua native is one of Boston’s top pitching prospects, and he is getting a look at big league camp during spring training.
While his chances of making the Opening Day roster are remote, his presence in camp does allow people to get a look at his unique pre-pitch method.
One of a kind.
Raudes went 4-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 23 games at Class High-A Salem last season but is seen as one of the promising young arms in the Red Sox’s farm system.
If he shines at Fenway Park one day, there’s no doubt legions of young Red Sox fans will be mimicking his delivery in their living room.
Thumbnail photo via screenshot Youtube.com/Soxprospects
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