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Does a weird sandwich really help the Nationals win?

Does a weird sandwich really help the Nationals win?
Nationals bullpen coach Matt LeCroy believes a sandwich is helping his team win. (Kevin Chang / Daily Pilot)

Sports teams have their superstitions. I knew a football player in high school who thought putting on his socks a certain way would ensure a win. For Washington Nationals bullpen coach Matt LeCroy, winning is all about a sandwich.

According to the Washington Post, LeCroy needed a little extra something to help give his team a boost. So before every game, he ate a banana and mayonnaise sandwich on white bread.

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The thought of creamy mayonnaise and mushy bananas together is enough to make anyone gag, but LeCroy insists it's a winning combo.

"A lot of people were hurting in the beginning, and we needed some big wins so I thought, ‘I gotta go with the banana-and-mayonnaise,’” LeCroy told the Washington Post. "I always ate ‘em and everybody made fun of them."

Apparently LeCroy isn't the only one who enjoys the taste of bananas and mayo. Race car driver Dale Earnhart Jr. revealed his favorite use for mayo is a mayo and banana sandwich on Twitter earlier this year. Knowing how most people feel about this combination, he made sure to include #dontknockit. 

Whatever you think of the sandwich, the Nationals are on a two-game winning streak.

Did someone say banana bread? Follow me on Twitter @Jenn_Harris_

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