I finally found the Sports Illustrated cover story on Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper by Tom Verducci. Here it is:
“O.K., BRYCE HARPER, AS A ROOKIE YOU PUT UP THE BEST SEASON BY A TEENAGER IN HISTORY. GUESS WHAT? IT’S TIME FOR YOU—AND THE REST OF LAST YEAR’S SMASHING ROOKIE CLASS—TO DO IT AGAIN. NOW ABOUT THAT SOPHOMORE JINX …”
Sophomore jinx? More like SI cover jinx.
Speaking of the cover, D.C. Sports Bog interviewed the photographer who took the Harper cover photo at the Lincoln Memorial. In short — it was really cold and Harper didn’t complain.