‘Cursed’ Ted Cruz Shows Up At Astros Game And You Can Guess What Happened

Fans had urged the Texas senator to stay away from the final game of the American League Championship Series.
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The Houston Astros were eliminated from the MLB playoffs at home on Monday night in a blowout loss to the Texas Rangers ― and unhappy fans are blaming Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). 

Some had taken to social media even before the decisive seventh game of the American League Championship Series to beg the lawmaker to stay home, given that many consider him a bad-luck charm. 

He didn’t listen and posted an angry rebuttal to a Rolling Stone article on his reputation as a jinx. 

“For 7 years, Catherine & I have attended nearly EVERY Astros home playoff game,” he wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “If they’re going to blame me for our recent home losses, pls also credit us for TWO World Series Championships & SEVEN consecutive ALCS’s—we were there cheering Stros on!” 

One of those two championships came in 2017, which the team won not because of Cruz’s support but because they were cheating, as multiple players later admitted and an extensive MLB investigation eventually confirmed

Fans say the Astros lost every playoff game Cruz attended this season ― and note his spotty record with other teams as well. 

In 2018, he was blamed for jinxing the Houston Rockets by attending the game in which the team was eliminated from the NBA playoffs. One year later, fans blamed him for cursing Texas Tech with a poorly timed tweet while he was in attendance at the NCAA final. 

After the Rangers eliminated the Astros 11-4 on Monday night, steamed fans took to social media to vent at Cruz:

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