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#pounditMonday, January 30, 2023

Angels Broadcasters Put on Wrestling Masks for Good Luck in Extra Innings

The Angels and Red Sox played a marathon game at Fenway Park Wednesday evening that took nearly eight hours to complete. The game was delayed in the top of the 5th inning for 2:35 because of rain. After it resumed, the Angels took the lead but blew it by allowing Boston to score two runs in the bottom of the 9th. The game headed to extras where neither team scored for three innings. Convinced they needed to do something to change the Angels’ luck, telecasters Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza decided to throw on Angels wrestling masks:

Gubi and Rojas kept the masks on the entire inning and Mark even exclaimed “I can’t see, but it’s working though!” after Howie Kendrick led off the inning with a single. They ended up scoring two runs thanks to a Bobby Abreu single, and they won 5-3 in 13.

If you’re unfamiliar with the wrestling mask, here’s the background. We’ve seen plenty of good luck charms used by baseball teams, but this has to be the best. Nicely done, boys. I credit this victory to you.


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