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Trending: Jays fans worried about Taylor Swift curse

Erin Criger | posted Friday, Oct 2nd, 2015

Toronto Blue Jays fans are worried about the so-called Taylor Swift curse as the singer prepares to play two sold-out shows at the Rogers Centre.

It goes something like this: every time Swift plays an arena or stadium that is also used by a baseball team, that team loses their next game.

Now, as curses aren’t real and athletes are responsible for their own fortunes, there’s not a lot of logic behind this.

There is, however, precedent.

According to ESPN, who crunched this all-important data, the Houston Astros have had a 8-11 recordsince her Sept. 9 concert.

The Washington Nationals have been eliminated from the postseason (and have a 32-39 record since her show) and so have the San Diego Padres, who have “gone 11-18 since Swift’s Aug. 29 performance at Petco Park.”

There’s also this 2009 photo of Swift, in her curly-haired days, with four members of the Pittsburgh Penguins. All of them have since been traded. From left to right, Max Talbot now plays for the Boston Bruins, Jordan Staal plays for the Carolina Hurricanes, Alex Goligoski plays for the Dallas Stars, and Tyler Kennedy is attending camp with the New Jersey Devils. .

Taylor Swift with four members of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009.  NHL.COM.

The Jays have more than Swift to worry about: they need politicians to stop coming to their games, and they need to stay away from local superstar Drake. Let’s hope the rapper, who is always eager to boost his hometown (aka The 6ix), is too busy with the Toronto Raptors to bother with the Jays.

He may have doomed Serena Williams to losing at the U.S. Open, after cursing a string of teams in 2014. In that year, the Drake-supported Kentucky Wildcats lost in the NCAA finals, the Miami Heat lost the NBA finals, Toronto was eliminated early in the NBA playoffs, and now England in the world cup.

Let’s just remember, curses aren’t real.

And if they are? I hear Taylor Swift likes kittens. Maybe the Jays should bring her some.


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