Drake curse strikes again! Shohei Ohtani’s decision to join Dodgers over Blue Jays is blamed on the Toronto rapper after he allegedly jinxed the team by wearing MLB star’s jersey

It’s hard to blame Toronto-born rapper Drake for the Blue Jays’ failure to sign Shohei Ohtani, but Canadian baseball fans went all out Saturday after the MLB’s top free agent agreed to a record $700 million deal with Los Angeles. Dodgers.”

Just 24 hours ago, it looked like Ohtani would sign with the Blue Jays. Sources told Mail Sport that Toronto is leading the field to sign Ohtani, with other reports also claiming he was keen to join the upstart Blue Jays.

Drake, of course, got into the swing of things on Friday when he posted a photo of himself wearing an Ohtani jersey on social media, which Jays fans now consider to be the first sign of trouble.

“The Drake curse is unbreakable,” one fan wrote on social media, hinting at the belief that the 37-year-old Grammy winner curses the teams and athletes he supports.

He’s been accused of cursing everyone from the 2016 Golden State Warriors to the 2019 Alabama Crimson Tide, and while Drake’s Raptors did win the title that year, the rapper regularly loses big bets, including including $1 million at last year’s World Championships.

Is Drake's curse real?  The Toronto rapper recently showed up wearing an Ohtani jersey.

Is Drake’s curse real? The Toronto rapper recently showed up wearing an Ohtani jersey.

“The Drake curse has taken its biggest toll,” another fan wrote. “Otani to the Blue Jays.”

There are, of course, other reasons to upset Jays fans, namely false reports that Ohtani was heading to Toronto ostensibly to sign with the team.

When MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported that the former Los Angeles Angels star was flying to southern California, Blue Jays fans began tracking private jets in hopes of pinpointing Ohtani’s exact location.

One flight in particular seemed destined to bring Ohtani after he took off from Anaheim, the city Ohtani has played in for the past six years.

But soon after, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale and the New York Post’s Jon Heyman reported that Ohtani never left his southern California home.

Shohei Ohtani

Robert Herjavec

In what must have been a first for both men, Shohei Ohtani was mistaken for Robert Herjavec.

Ultimately, CBC photographer Evan Mitsui confirmed that the private jet was not flown by Ohtani to Toronto, but by Canadian businessman and Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec.

The founder and CEO of global cybersecurity company Cyderes got a little laugh out of the confusion by reposting a playful message from NFL Network’s Rich Eisen on Friday night.

“To anyone hoping to spot Ohtani,” Eisen’s X post read, showing a smiling Herjavec waving to the Shark Tank contestant.

Others also ridiculed the situation, but none better than Merriam-Webster, which confirmed that Ohtani was “not” in the company’s “citation archives.”