If the rest of the week goes like Monday’s 14-1 loss to the Yankees, the Royals can blame the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.
Eric Hosmer posted a picture of the cover on his Instagram account.
An alternate Sports Illustrated cover features the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James.
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