Enter to win every day in CTNOW's 21 Days of Summer Giveaways. Click here to see today's prize.
CT Now

Kevin Gausman is a big fan of powdered doughnuts

 

In the coming days, we'll learn quite a bit about the Orioles' first-round draft pick, Kevin Gausman of LSU.

But, as quick primer, the kid is full of superstitions.

Among them is an intricate ritual the right-handed pitcher goes through while putting on his socks. But perhaps the most interesting is his love for powdered doughnuts, which he scarfs in the dugout between innings.

More details from a profile on LSU's web site:

He eats one powdered donut before taking the mound, something that he's done since the 7th grade. He also eats four donuts in between every inning.

When he runs out to the field, he always hops the line, because growing up, his dad always told him it was bad luck to step on it.  Before every inning, his first warm up pitch is preceded by a crow hop over the mound, throwing the ball as hard as he can. 

Then, the game begins.

He does this same process every time.  Nothing changes.

"It sounds stupid, but I could never do anything without doing it all," said Gausman.

Wonder if Buck Showalter has a policy on doughnutsin the dugout.

 

UPDATE: Gausman addressed the doughnut-eating during his teleconference with reporters tonight.

“I’ve always been a little weird, really," Gausman said. "I like sci-fi movies and I eat four doughnuts in between innings, so that’s a little weird. It’s something that started back I think in middle school. So I’ve been doing that for a while now. And I think the way I live my life I like to be a little different than other people.”

 

david.selig@baltsun.com

twitter.com/DaveSelig

Copyright © 2015, CT Now
Related Content
  • Get to know the 2015 Orioles

    Get to know the 2015 Orioles

  • Time-lapse from Orioles home opener

    Time-lapse from Orioles home opener

    Baseball returns to Camden Yards as the Orioles take on the Blue Jays in their home opener. (Christopher T. Assaf/Baltimor

  • Orioles in April

    Orioles in April

    Browse pictures of Orioles baseball games in April 2015.

  • Orioles Opening Day at Camden Yards

    Orioles Opening Day at Camden Yards

    Look through photos from Orioles Opening Day festivities at Camden Yards on April 10. The Orioles will face the Toronto Blue Jays in their 62nd home opener in Baltimore. 

  • Orioles player salaries for 2015

    Orioles player salaries for 2015

    With the 2015 baseball season just underway, USA Today has released its annual comprehensive list of player salaries. The publication gathers the data from "documents obtained from the MLB Players Association, club officials and filed with Major League Baseball's central office. Deferred payments...

  • All-Time Greatest Orioles

    All-Time Greatest Orioles

    In the six decades since they returned to the American League, 982 players have suited up for the Orioles. Who are the all-time best? Here are The Baltimore Sun's picks — six men at each position, except outfield and starting pitcher (nine apiece). We ranked the top six managers, too, from 1954...

Comments
Loading
86°