Toronto Mike

I Have No Patience For Your Jinx Nonsense

Call me a party pooper, but I have no patience for your jinx nonsense. The Blue Jays got hammered by the Orioles last night, and Justin Trudeau was in attendance. Stephen Harper was in attendance last Monday, another Blue Jays loss. On August 14, a game I also attended, we lost to the Yankees with Tom Mulcair at the dome.

This little coincidence has resulted in a number of MSM pieces and news reports. Social media is all over it, too. My problem with with the barrage of attention being paid to this jinx is that jinxes do not exist. Jinxes are pure fiction.

I realize superstition has been a part of baseball since the days of Abner Doubleday, but i have no patience for those who believe it actually makes a difference. Too many people see it as a real thing when it's merely fluffy filler. It's puff-piece fodder in the dog-days of summer.

I'm okay if Harper, Trudeau and Mulcair attend every Jays game for the rest of the season. After all, there's nothing they can do to help or hurt my team. It won't make a difference.

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