Baseball and the Arizona Diamondbacks: The Curse of the Audit

by Bob Schwartz

Curses are a part of Major League Baseball. Take the Curse of the Bambino. The Boston Red Sox had been a successful team, winning the 1918 World Series with Babe Ruth on their roster. They sold Ruth to the Yankees, and did not win another championship until 2004. Eighty-six years.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been a somewhat successful team before. In the last full season in 2019, they finished 85-77 (.525), second in the National League West.

In this 2021 season, having played 70 games so far, they are 20-50 (.286), losing their last 14. That puts them in the company of the worst winning percentages in MLB history. At this pace, for the full season they will win just 46 games out of 162.

There are so many reasons that MLB teams play so poorly, too many to list. In this case, though, it is pretty obvious that the reason is the clownish election audit—sometimes called a “fraudit”—being conducted in the D-Back hometown of Phoenix. It has been going on for weeks, as has the D-Back season. The dismal results have been the same.

When will the Curse of the Audit come to an end? We don’t even know when the audit will end, though we hope soon. If I was the D-Backs, I’d send a delegation to the Arizona Senate Republicans and to the Crazy Ninjas running the circus and beg them to stop. Maybe then, the D-Backs can start winning again.