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Wow, even the umpires wore those lame necklaces during the World Series

Nov 24, 2010, 12:02 PM EDT

CJ Wilson necklace

Remember those lame titanium necklaces that everyone was wearing during the playoffs?  Seems that the umpires had them too.  This according to Paul Lukas’ latest, in which he spoke to the woman who makes them from her little shop in Seattle:

At least a dozen players, including the entire Texas Rangers bullpen, wore Johnson’s handiwork during the Series. And in what may have been a World Series first, the umpires were titanium-clad as well. “I got a call asking could I meet with the umpires, so I went to their hotel,” she said. “I was sitting there waiting, and here comes John Hirschbeck. He said, ‘I want all the umpires to wear them,’ so I made six necklaces for them.”

So, to review: the umpires are against implementation of technology to ensure that the correct outcomes are reached on a baseball diamond, but they’re all for wearing jewelry that “enhances circulation” and “stabilizes energy flow.”

For those of you who are in favor of the “human element,” just remember: humans are outrageously irrational beasts who will believe just about anything.


  1. fordman84 - Nov 24, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    And Josh Beckett is a spokesman for that company whom I choose not to list and give them any more pub.

  2. Glenn - Nov 24, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    This sort of pseudoscience is actually scary. How can people be so gullible? It would be amusing if it weren’t also the case that people are gullible about important things relating to politics, the economy, social policy, etc.

  3. spankyomonkey - Nov 25, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    just kills me that people actually believe in this voodoo science. baseball players are idiots

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