Because sometimes superstition can be sexy.
Throw out your moldering rabbit’s foot and lucky dip cup, because your gross little superstitious totems just got nuked into next week.
Leah Niese—wife of New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese—wears a pair of lucky blue panties to all of her husband’s games.
The 23-year-old smokeshow/Bowling Green State graduate told reporters she superstitiously slips on a pair of “Amazin’ blue” underwear for all Jon's games, both home and away.
“I’m the superstitious one,” Leah told the New York Post. “I have lucky underwear—they’re Mets underwear.”
Stop the presses—we’ve been doing it all wrong, everyone. This whole time we’ve been thinking our personal good luck items and charms are what matters. Turns out, what you really need is someone else—preferably a hot significant other—to wear event-specific undergarments to really work up the good voodoo in our favor.
It’s working for Jon, at least. The Mets pitcher went 13-9 during his 22 games in 2012—the best win-loss percentage in his professional career—with a 3.40 ERA.
While this is all good and well for Jon and Leah, we can only hope the Mets don’t try to capitalize on this idea. Generations will weep and our ancestors will look down in silent disdain should the franchise ever have a “Panty Party” at Citi Field MC’d by Sisqo.
That would be terrible. Or the best thing of all things, ever.
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