The Indians are featured on one of four Sports Illustrated covers this week as the World Series favorites. This is not welcome news in Cleveland.
In 1987, when the Indians were SI's preseason pick, they finished with the worst record in baseball (61-101). So Tribe fans are scared to death of the cover jinx. Sorry.
With the Indians being on the cover of SI with the headline "Wait Till This Year", I am now revising my 2015 Tribe prediction to 61-101.— Steve Sirk (@stevesirk) March 24, 2015
Indians got the SI curse 😂— DJ Dad Shoes (@CalebWilliams13) March 24, 2015
the indians are only technically on 1/4 of the covers of SI baseball issue so if there is a jinx then it can only be a 1/4th strength jinx— pete beatty (@petebeatty) March 24, 2015
SI cover jinx + Cleveland curse = the Indians are boned already— Nick Vallo (@TheNV_Kid) March 24, 2015
At least if the Indians do not live up to expectations the fans can blame it on the dreaded regional SI Cover curse.— Dan Plapsmear (@DrPlapsmear) March 24, 2015