‘The Drake Curse’ Is Being Blamed For Shohei Ohtani Signing With The Dodgers Over The Blue Jays

Ohtani was rumoured to be heading to Toronto before officially signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Friday was a day of highs and lows for Toronto sports fans.

First they thought a plane carrying MLB superstar Shohei Ohtani was on its way to Toronto to sign a mega contract with the Blue Jays, but it turns out he was still in California. Now he won't have to leave, since he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers to a remarkable 10 year, $700 million contract a day later.

One Toronto sports fan following along was Drake. He's worn his Shohei Ohtani all-star jersey before, and he posted a pic on his IG stories when it seemed like the signing was imminent.

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The Drake Curse has come up countless times before, where Drake will shout out a team only to have them lose. It happened to Canada's World Cup soccer team, the 2019 Maple Leafs, and more.

When Drake posted the original photo, everybody was just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Then Ohtani signed and everyone couldn't wait to blame the curse.

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For what it's worth, the Jays were rumoured to be in on Ohtani with a competitive offer, although other reports suggest Ohtani was planning on going to LA all along.

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