Playoffs Alert! Taylor Swift has rescheduled her October Minute Maid Park show


Late last year Taylor Swift announced the Houston dates of her world tour. The schedule had her going to play Minute Maid Park on October 13. At the time, no one considered the Astros to be a serious playoff threat. Well, except maybe the Astros themselves:

A lot of people laughed at that. Now, however, with the Astros a game out of first place and currently occupying the top Wild Card position in the AL, it’s not a joke in the least. So:

I guess you can say that the folks in charge of turning over Minute Maid Park from baseball to other events are . . . out of the woods.

UPDATE: Stuff like this brings out the best in Internet Content:

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.