MLB fans suddenly very wary of 'Taylor Swift curse'
Baseball has a way of making people illogical. Perhaps in no other professional sport are traditions more closely guarded, lucky streaks protected at all costs and — this is a big one — superstitions heeded. This is, after all, the sport where many fans believe a single trade or expelling a goat from the stadium caused decades-long championship droughts.
That's where Taylor Swift comes in this time around.
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Toronto baseball fans don't want her there for her next stop on the 1989 tour, due to the recently-dubbed "Taylor Swift Curse," a nod to losing streaks baseball teams endured this summer shortly after the pop star visited their cities.
And, of course, Swift's show rolls through Toronto just as the Blue Jays are about to start the playoffs for the first time in 22 years.
The curse presumably started in Washington, D.C., where the lights at the Nationals' ballpark went out, canceling a July game against the Dodgers. And maybe the curse would have never gained traction except from a tweet from star pitcher Max Scherzer joking he now had bad blood with Swift who was the last to use the park for a concert.
Since then, the Nationals, Padres and Astros have all been unable to "shake off" losing streaks after Swift's concerts.
For the record, Swift's first Toronto concert at the Blue Jay's home ballpark coincided with an 8-4 road win Friday night. So it's all superstitious nonsense ... we think.
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