Did The Taylor Swift Curse Strike The Blue Jays? (Infographic)
Have you heard about the Taylor Swift curse? Because it’s a real thing. They wrote an article about it in The Atalntic and everything. (It’s not The New Yorker, but still.)
According to the experts, every time Taylor Swift has played at a baseball stadium on her 1989 world tour, the team that plays in that stadium has gone to hell.
T-Swift played Nationals Park on July 13, and the Nats went 32-39 the rest of the season. Then she played Petco Park on August 29, and the Padres went 11-18 the rest of the way.
Perhaps most famously, T-Swift played Minute Maid Park on September 9, when the Astros were in first place in the AL West. Then they finished the season by going 10-12, which included a stretch immediately following the concert in which they lost 7 of 8 and let the Rangers back in the door.
The latest victim of the Taylor Swift curse? The Toronto Blue Jays.
Swift played a pair of sold-out shows at the Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre on October 2-3. Then the Jays went and got blown out in their final regular season game and have now lost the first game of the ALDS with their best pitcher starting.
Of course, some might say it’s all just a stupid coincidence. They will point out that the Jays might have lost the final game of the regular season because they started Mark Buehrle on two days rest, or that the Padres weren’t that good to begin with, or that the Nationals had a terrible manager, or that the Astros have now won two consecutive postseason games. But tell me, if the curse isn’t real, why does this infographic exist?
Luckily, I know what you Blue Jays fans need to do if you want to lift the curse before it’s too late. You must bring Katy Perry, T-Swift’s arch rival, to the Rogers Center, and you must have her sing “Bad Blood” before the game.
It’s the only way to lift the curse.
Do it, Blue Jays fans. Before it’s too late.
Hat Tip – [Global News]