This was met with great hilarity and unironic SMHing.Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at #MMP is subject to change if it conflicts with an #Astros postseason home game.— Houston Astros (@astros) December 11, 2014
The Huffington Post, for instance: Astros laughably warn that Taylor Swift concert might be moved for playoff game.
USA Today got in on it, as well: Astros optimistically promise to reschedule Taylor Swift concert if they're in the playoffs. Writer Nate Scott:
Yes, it's funny that a helpless team is promising to reschedule a concert on the small chance they turn it around next year. But whatever, if I'm a season-ticket holder I'm at least happy that the Astros are entertaining the idea of making the playoffs.
Well, suck it. The Astros have around an 80% chance of making the playoffs, according to FanGraphs, so the Astros announced today that Taylor Swift has moved her concert to September 9, causing great inconvenience to the good tweens of Fargo, North Dakota, who will now get to see Taylor Swift on October 12.
Now prepare yourselves for a 22-game losing streak thanks to a Curse of Taylor Swift.