Pre-game rituals are kind of crazy. You spend the preseason, an 82-game season, and a four-to-twenty-eight game postseason doing the same thing, every day. Players become obsessed with routine, controlling elements to make sure they perform at their best. Handshakes, dances, fan daps, chalk tosses, the pre-game stuff is part of the game, the ride of the chariot around the Colliseum. And they can get extensive.
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