So you might remember that in Sports Illustrated in 2011, I wrote as if the Kansas City Royals had already won the World Series in 2015. I’m going to get as much mileage as I can out of that.
Then, this week, SI unveiled the new World Series cover, and it’s great, but the subhead is: “How the resilient Royals ran off with with a World Series title no one saw coming.”
No one saw coming! It really said that. I got a sheepish call from my dear friend Chris Stone, who is managing editor of SI. He felt really bad. I told him I thought it was hilarious, but he said he was going to make it up to me.
And he did. He and Creative Director Chris Hercik came up with a new cover. I like this one better.