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Oh, Baby: Javy Baez’s Walk-Off Gets a Beautiful Sports Illustrated Cover Treatment

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Remember this incredible cover from last year, when Kris Bryant walked the Cubs off against the Indians?

I still smile widely when I look at it.


Well, SI has done it again, this time with Sunday’s Javy Baez walk-off:

There is so much to love about that shot. The jubilation of Baez’s waiting teammates. Baez’s leap as he reaches the plate. But I think my favorite part is the helmet, laying perfectly still on the baseline after being tossed in celebration.

For the record, no, I do not believe in curses or jinxes, and I have absolutely no qualms about the Cubs getting the treatment on this one.

Great moment. Great cover. That is all.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.