The "new-look Phillies" are Sports Illustrated official.
With opening day approaching quickly, four Phillies are on this week's cover of Sports Illustrated, posing with the words "Loved in Philly, feared everywhere else".
Nothing like creating some hype for opening day by being on the cover of SI, right?
Looking at Bryce Harper in red and white pinstripes will never get old, but seeing him posing with teammates Aaron Nola, Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto is quite a sight. All four guys are smiling and looking ready to start this season.
So far, it's been a big year for Philly sports, as the Sixers were just on the cover in February and the Eagles were there in January. Back-to-back-to-back months with Philly teams on the cover? Not too shabby.
Again in 2018, Philly called on its modest (but statistically mind-blowing) backup QB to save the season.
Nick Foles and the Super Bowl champs are, justifiably, loaded with confidence.
After all, they've seen it before (by @GregBishopSI & @Ben_Baskin) https://t.co/IXPogSc8Ih pic.twitter.com/j5xjntEFAi— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 8, 2019
This is the first time the Phillies have been on the cover of Sports Illustrated since 2011, after a run of some pretty iconic covers.
We're hoping this will be the first of many covers for this group.
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