Many baseball fans were caught by surprise this season as the Houston Astros bashed their way to the franchise's first ever World Series ring.
But not Sports Illustrated.
On a June 24, 2014 cover, SI featured a photo of 2017 World Series MVP George Springer with the headline "Your 2017 World Series Champs." The story focused on how a team that had been losing, badly, for a number of years was bucking trends and on the precipice of winning big. They were doing things like having a former NASA engineer in the front office.
Called it... 😉 pic.twitter.com/GK8VZDmPR2— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 2, 2017
Those odd ways paid off big as the 'Stros won it all Wednesday evening.
Here's to hoping the all knowing minds over at Sports Illustrated toss your squad on an upcoming prediction cover.