Fukudomania Invades Sports Illustrated.

Well...that was fun while it lasted. With the news breaking that Kosuke Fukudome will appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated along with the Japanese translation of "It's Gonna Happen," the Cubs season is officially screwed. Get 'em next year, I guess.

What's that? You don't believe in the Sports Illustrated cover jinx? Really? Well how can you subscribe to this and NOT believe in this?

Too bad Joe Sheehan, normally of Baseball Prospectus but here writing for Sports Illustrated, didn't get the inter-office memo on the Fukudome cover. Because in this article, he seems to think pretty highly of our Cubbie's chances of winning it all in 2008. Oh well...there's always next year.

Comment (1)

Lionel

April 30, 2008 at 9:04 AM

While that phrase has become associated with the Cubs, I refuse to even mention it and it really bothers me that SI used it. Why am I perturbed? Well, for starters, the "inventor" of the phrase originally coined it for Chicago's bid for the 2016 olympics, not for the Chicago Cubs. Second, and more importantly in my book, the "inventor" is named John Murray. He also happens to be the guy that ran onto the field to charge Randy Myers in a game in 1995. Rumors are that that phrase was actually supposed to mean that you can make anything happen, including if your dream is to run onto the field and be a complete jackass. Here's a Sun Times article on him, I note how full of himself he is:

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/slezak/518165,CST-SPT-carol21.article