MLB insider Jon Morosi absolutely jinxed Padres in Seoul Series vs Dodgers

Are you superstitious? Maybe just a little-stitious?
San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish
San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish / Chung Sung-Jun/GettyImages

Superstitions abound in Major League Baseball. Players avoid stepping on the chalk lines for fear of incurring bad luck. Many starting pitchers won't interact with their teammates before a game. Some players eat the same pre-game meal before heading out onto the field. Whether you agree with these superstitions or not, they exist.

While Yu Darvish wasn't in the midst of a no-hitter (which we all know you're not allowed to speak about publicly), the San Diego Padres pitching staff was off to a hot start during their opening game of the 2024 season against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Friars had kept the most dangerous lineup in check through seven innings.

Then MLB Network's Jon Morosi opened his big mouth! Morosi posted on X (formerly Twitter), "The Padres have allowed 1 unearned run through 7 innings. San Diego is 6 outs from winning the first game of the MLB season." C'mon, Jon!

MLB insider Jon Morosi absolutely jinxed Padres in Seoul Series vs Dodgers

Has there ever been a more jinx-worthy post in the history of social media? Within minutes of Morosi sending out this message, the Dodgers rallied from being down one run to take a three-run lead.

The Padres surrendered the lead after a hot-shot off the bat of Gavin Lux pierced through Jake Cronenworth's glove and first base. That's right, the ball went through Cronenworth's glove and into right field, which allowed the Dodgers to a take 3-2 lead. LA tacked on two more runs to take a 5-2 advantage into the bottom of the eighth inning, and that would end up being the final score of MLB's first regular season game of 2024.

Everything was going swimmingly for the Padres until Morosi decided to sound off on X. Perhaps his next appearance on MLB Network should include an apology to the Friar faithful.

Pads fans can now join the Toronto Blue Jays fanbase in their general animus toward the MLB insider. Morosi incorrectly reported earlier this offseason that Shohei Ohtani was on a flight to Toronto, but to the dismay of Blue Jays fans, it turned out to be Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec. Ohtani then signed with the Dodgers shortly after that report.

Hey Jon, do Padres fans a favor and put the phone down during tomorrow's game.

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