Jeff Francoeur seems like kind of a weird dude. I base that solely on the fact that, according to something I read Monday, he owns a pair of lucky "turkey underwear."
Yes, I wish I was kidding. But I'm not! Frenchy rocked out the bird-covered drawers in multiple games recently, based on the fact that the team is 7-0 on days when he wears them.
Francoeur said he had not worn the turkey briefs for back-to-back games all season, but will Tuesday (the Braves were off Monday, and he planned to ask his wife, Catie, to wash the underwear).
[...]"I wore the turkey underwear," he announced before Sunday's game. [Tommy]Hanson then proceeded to pitch six scoreless innings Sunday and the Braves beat the Red Sox, 2-1.
For those that are wondering, Frenchy actually owning turkey underwear is way more creepy than wearing the same underwear twice in the span of three days. Not that I'm saying it's fine to sport the same undies in that quick a timespan -- it's absolutely not -- but as long as there's a wash in between, I think it's OK. (For the losers who have to wear pants to work anyway.)
But what really kind of creeps me out is that these are briefs, not boxers. Because I have plenty of boxers with stupid stuff all over them (Christmas-themed boxers in July? You betcha!); that's part of what makes boxers awesome. But turkey-covered briefs? Really? Really.
Anyway, I've officially spent about 250 more words discussing Jeff Francoeur's underwear than I ever thought I would, but I'll be honest: as a Braves fan, I don't care if he's got to wear pink lingerie to help the team win, as long as the team gets to sniff something above .500.
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