Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx. Hey Madden Football Cover Curse ... get ready to take a backseat, because there's a new misfortune in town that's screwing with Toronto Blue Jays players.
It's the Blue Jay Hunter Banner Curse!
Going through some of my old pictures, I couldn't help but notice that the last 6 players to be featured on the banner for this website have either been traded, injured this year, or have just plain sucked.
After Alex Rios was traded last year, I quickly replaced him with Aaron Hill. Then after I finally got over the mourning period of losing Roy Halladay, he was substituted for by Adam Lind.
Then of course you have Travis Snider who has been marred by injuries this season and won't be ready until after the All-Star Break. And everyone knows all too well about the struggles of Adam Lind and Aaron Hill.
I thought about working Vernon Wells and Jose Bautista into the banner this year, but if there is any truth to the BJH Banner Curse, maybe I should play it safe and keep them off it in fears of putting their seasons years in jeopardy.
My apologies for causing all this, folks.