The pregame routine for Alex Wieland and Sid Warrenbrand is a prime example of quirky baseball superstition, and the lengths to which players will go to make sure that they are never broken.
It began last season, almost as an afterthought. Then sophomores at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High, the two got together moments before taking the field. Warrenbrand asked Wieland for some help stretching his legs. Like any good teammate, Wieland obliged.