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Royals are on cover of Sports Illustrated’s baseball preview

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That whole Sports Illustrated cover jinx is just a bunch of garbage, right?

It better be.

The Royals are on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated as part of its 2015 baseball preview. The theme is about every team has a reason to believe, and the Royals should know something about that.

Greg Holland and Salvador Perez are the cover boys, and in a switch, Holland is the emotional one as Perez looks on:

The Royals’ cover is one of four that the magazine is putting out, and they aren’t even the only AL Central team to be featured:


This week's cover (1 of 4): MLB Preview '15: Why Cleveland? Why NOT Cleveland? (Photo: @shoot802/SI)

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As an area bonus, Wichita State got a small mention on the cover as well.

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