If you believe in the Sports Illustrated cover jinx and you are a Royals fan, then this may give you pause.
The Bible of sports magazines is giving the royal treatment to the boys in Blue. Your red-hot, AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals are on the cover of next week's SI for the Midwest region.
Royals first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler is excitedly scampering across the diamond at Kauffman Stadium in the cover shot.
The article focuses on how the Royals are a legitimate playoff contender for the first time in nearly three decades.
"The Royal Treatment" is one of three SI covers hitting newsstands. Click here to read what SI had to say about the selection.
As the wins pile up, Kansas City fans are excited and flocking to the K. The Royals have a two-game lead over the Detroit Tigers.
Do you think the Royals will make the playoffs or will they succumb to the SI curse?
The Chiefs players and staff are also following the exploits of their Truman Sports Complex neighbors.
"This is such an exciting time to have the Royals getting so close to that post-season time," Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said.
Chiefs president Mark Donovan said he chats with Royals general manager Dayton Moore and other members of the team.
"We're excited for them," Donovan said.
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