All a bat is is a hunk of wood. It has no ingrained power. This is obvious. But that’s evidently not how Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn felt about his lumber. If Ashburn was in the midst of a hot streak, he wanted to use the same bat every time he stepped to the dish. That led to a mild case of neurosis in the form of Ashburn sleeping with his bat because he didn’t believe in leaving it in the clubhouse or dugout. Later, upon reflecting on his habit, Ashburn said, “I’ve been in bed with a lot of old bats in my day.” We should all be so lucky.