MLB Team Is Changing Game Time Because Of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Eras Tour

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Over the course of the NBA postseason, a theory developed about the biggest concert tour in the country was impacting the outcome of the NBA’s playoffs.

According to the theory, teams being eliminated from the playoffs corresponded with stops on Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.

In the end the Denver Nuggets overcame this curse, lifting the trophy last night despite the fact that she has shows scheduled for Denver next month, but didn’t schedule a stop in Miami.

In spite of her tour not actually ending up decided the winner of this year’s NBA playoffs, it looks like she will actually end up having an impact on one MLB team for a night at the end of this month.

According to’s Mark Sheldon, the Cincinnati Reds will be moving the start time of their game on against the San Diego Padres on June 30th from 7:10pm ET to 5:10pm ET to limit traffic because of a Taylor Swift concert in the city that night.

Swift is set to perform at Paycor Stadium that night, which is the home of the Cincinnati Bengals and is just down the street from the Great American Ball Park.

Luckily, the team won’t have to worry about their game the following day as they are set for an early start against the Padres that won’t coincide with Swift’s second show in the city.

This is a pretty smart move from the Reds as the traffic from the concert is already likely to be quite a mess by itself. Throwing a baseball game starting around the same time could be a real nightmare for anybody in the surrounding area.

With a record of just 32-25, at least it seems like we won’t have to worry about Swift being blamed when the Cincinnati Reds are eliminated this season.