Baseball makes a return to the cover of Sports Illustrated this week with Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer getting his teammates fired up.
"HEAR THEM ROAR" is the SI headline of the story about the Royals putting the American League on notice that last year's A.L. Championship was no fluke.
The Royals have made five SI covers since last summer, including this special issue from last fall.
The Royals have a 2 game lead in the A.L. Central Division over the surprising Minnesota Twins and a 3 game lead over the defending champion Detroit Tigers.
The Royals are in New York to face the Yankees, and the S.I. COVER JINX was in full force yesterday in the Bronx vs. the Yankees.