Say it ain’t so! It appears that as Taylor Swift has been hitting home runs each and every night of her 1989 tour, with special guest stars like Mick Jagger and Avril Lavigne, the singer has been taking her good fortune with her when she leaves each city’s baseball stadium. With many MLB teams taking a nose dive in the standings after the ‘Bad Blood’ singer performs on their home turf, fans of the Toronto Blue Jays are hoping that their team can shake off this alleged “curse.”
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. ESPN crunched the numbers and found that the San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros have all racked up poor records since the 25-year-old rolled through their stadiums. And let's not forget that the GRAMMY winner has declared publicly in the past thather favourite number is 13.
The ‘curse’ is most likely just a coincidence, but with Canadian baseball fans having waited so long to see their team in the post season - and the propensity for sports fans to succumb to superstition - they are wary of any negative forces that may come between the home team and the championship title. And with the first pitch of game one set to be thrown on Thursday (Oct. 8), only time will tell if Taylor and Jays' fans find their future couple song in “We Belong Together” or “I Knew You Were Trouble.”