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.
A new curse may have erupted across the nation, hitting many major sports teams. That’s where Taylor Swift comes in.
Taylor Swift is currently in the middle of her world tour and has made several stops at stadiums throughout North America.
Here’s the breakdown: Pre-Swift concert, the Houston Astros were 55-45 and held the first wild-card spot. With the Astros’ summer record leading some to speculate on a playoff position, a Swift concert was moved from its original October 13 booking at Minute Maid Park in September 9.
When you lose your job with your racing team, only to fall into the No. 14 car being vacated by a retiring Tony Stewart, things are looking pretty good.
But not anymore. Houston has turned in a lackluster 7-11 record since her concert – including losing seven of the eight games immediately after – and would not make the playoffs if the postseason started today.
But this isn’t the only team that has suffered the Swift curse.
“I think it might”, a young girl answered.
Two days after the 1989 Tour stormed through the Nats’ ballpark in July, the lights went out and play was suspended.
Back in the summer, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer took aim at Swift for apparently having maxed-out the power grid at Nationals Park.
Taylor is set to perform two sold-out shows at the Rogers Centre this weekend (Oct. 2 and 3) – less than a week before the Jays kick off their first World Series run since 1993.