Nationals, Dodgers blame Taylor Swift for power outages at suspended baseball game
The Washington Nationals say a faulty circuit breaker was to blame for the series of power outages that suspended Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers — but some of the players have a different, pop star-centric theory.
This was the Nationals’ first game back in Nationals Park after the All-Star break, and pitcher Max Scherzer (jokingly) pointed out on Twitter that the last person to use the venue was Taylor Swift, who performed there as part of her1989 tour.
Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson came to the same conclusion, tweeting that Swift’s concert “used up all the electricity in DC.”
The game was suspended after five innings because of the lighting problems. Play resumed Saturday afternoon, with the Nationals winning 5-3.
Swift hasn’t commented on the outages, but the pop star did have a technical issue during her D.C. show on Monday. At that performance, a piece of equipment that allowed Swift to rise above the crowd stalled, stranding her in midair.
“I’ll just be here, forever, stuck up here, unless I choose to jump down,” Swift told the crowd.