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Chris Ray, Orioles closer

Do you have any superstitions?

I've got a pretty set routine when it comes to things. Like in the bullpen, the first inning we start flicking pumpkin seeds. The second inning, I'll start having sunflower seeds. The seventh inning is when I have my gum. It stays like that. From when I first get here until after the game, I do the same thing every single day, 162 games. When I was in the minor leagues I did the same thing, but only when I was in the bullpen, not when I was starting. Even when I was in the Cape Cod League in college, I'd have a Red Bull in the sixth inning. I'd have the same thing every day.

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