David Freese is on another cover of “Alive Magazine”. He’s been warned.
Most sports fans are familiar with the infamous “Madden Curse“; an immediate damnation that is bestowed upon an NFL player that graces the cover of John Madden’s popular video game series. There’s also the “Sports Illustrated Jinx” – which all but guarantees failure for teams that appear on the cover of the magazine prior to their respective season.
The past two years, we’ve been keeping out eye on the local hex of “Alive Magazine“.
Here are the last two Cardinals to appear on the cover.
Now, allow us to recap.
In June 2010, David Freese appeared on the cover of Alive Magazine as the figurehead of their annual “Hot List”. Four days after the magazine hit local newsstands Freese was put on the 15-day DL after bruising a bone in his right ankle. Then, during a rehab workout, Freese dropped a weight on his left-foot – at which point, he thought, “Eh, might as well have season-ending ankle surgery.”
Coincidence? Nope. Last year, Alive Magazine thought Matt Holliday was totally “Hot List” worthy and slapped him on the cover of their May 25th issue. Less than a week later, Holliday was sent to the DL after tweaking his quad. He missed over two weeks in a season bridled with odd injuries.
Apparently, Alive Magazine hasn’t learned from their bad magazine mojo because they popped David Freese on ANOTHER cover.
Damn you, Alive Magazine.
The World Series MVP has appeared everywhere from the Ellen Degeneres Show to the Country Music Awards this off-season, but this is too much. Not Alive Magazine. Anything but Alive Magazine. There are unpreventable consequences at stake here.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.