The Sports Illustrated Jinx

Posted By on September 9, 2017

After going on a tear of 51-9,  the best 60 game winning stretch in 105 years in all of baseball,  the ink was barely dry on the August 28’th Sports Illustrated’s cover, which read, “Best Team Ever,” before the Dodgers went into a major tailspin currently losing 13 14  15  16 of  14 15  16   17 and the last 8 9   10 11 in a row, this losing streak is the worst Los Angeles Dodger stretch since 1992 ever! They say there is no such thing as a JINX! Oh Really!

“Best. Team. Ever?” The ink was barely dry the cover of our Aug. 28 issue—which hit newsstands Aug. 23, with a corresponding comparison to the greatest teams in history online—when the Dodgers fell into a tailspin that they have yet to escape. Through Aug. 25, they had gone 91-36 for a .717 winning percentage, which put them on a 116-win pace, good enough to tie the 2001 Mariners for the highest total of the 162-game expansion era. Since then, they’ve lost 13 of 14 to the Brewers, Diamondbacks, Padres and Rockies, and while they still have an ample cushion to win the NL West and wrap up homefield advantage in the National League playoffs, they’ve shown that even if the infamous Sports Illustrated cover jinx is a myth, this squad is hardly invincible.  –  Sports Ilustrated, September 6

So is the Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx A Myth?     No myth here, stick a fork in the Dodgers.

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