Lucas Giolito explains the pre-game ritual that makes it look like he was abducted by aliens
Baseball players do a lot of strange things to prepare to play in Major League games. A notoriously superstitious bunch, big leaguers often develop bizarre routines based on certain meals, how they put on a uniform, or a specific kind of workout. Some of these routines are more standard across the game than others, but that doesn't make them any less unusual to an outside observer.
In the case of White Sox pitcher
Check out the video at the top of the page to hear Giolito explain what cupping does for him, as well as his other baseball rituals, which include eating a banana during the fourth inning of every start.
We also talked to Giolito about the pros and cons of being especially tall. At 6-foot-6, Giolito is one of the tallest pitchers in the Major Leagues. But we wanted to know how his height affects his life off the field. Giolito knew exactly what his height has been good and bad for: