Mark Teixeira looked down at his feet Saturday night and realized something wasn't quite right. Instead of his own familiar No. 25 socks, he had a 25 on one foot -- and a No. 52 on the other. One of CC Sabathia's socks had found its way into Teixeira's locker.
No big deal, he thought. He shrugged and left the sock on.
Two Teixeira home runs, six RBI and a historic Yankee comeback later, a new superstition was born. Teixeira and Sabathia have been swapping socks ever since, each going into battle wearing a 25 on one foot and a 52 on the other for good luck.
"I usually don't believe in superstition much. But if something out of the ordinary happens, and I have a good game or we win in a special fashion, I'll stick with it," Teixeira said.
When Sabathia wore Teixeira's sock and beat Texas's powerful lineup Monday, the power of the footwear seduced the skeptical Sabathia as well.
"I'm not really that superstitious," Sabathia swore. "But Teix told me what happened on Saturday, and w...