SI cover to doom Yankees?

You’re a Red Sox fan. Your team has been painful to watch this season and a return to the playoffs looks like an imposing task given the good teams in the division.

But we at Extra Bases are here to give you some hope. A reason to believe. Something to cling to in a sea of despair.

Have faith, my friends, in the power of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx:

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At this point, the Red Sox need whatever help they can get.

(Meanwhile, what are Posada and Pettitte trying to do to Rivera?)

As my friend Mark Feinsand of the Daily News points out on his fine blog, the Yankee old timers are off to incredible starts. That can’t keep up all season, can it?

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