Orioles first-round draft pick DJ Stewart strolled toward the batter's box with two outs in the first inning Thursday night at short-season Single-A Aberdeen as rapper Lil Wayne's “Go DJ” echoed throughout Ripken Stadium.
He kissed his bat three times and tapped his left foot and then his right with his bat before digging in with a low squat for the first at-bat of his professional career.
“I'm a very superstitious person,” Stewart said. “I haven't really changed anything that I've done since I was about 12 years old. I do the same kind of routine.”
He watched two straight pitches, both strikes, before fouling off a pitch into the...