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Thig Lyfe
04-27-2009, 05:58 PM
I don't believe this news has its own thread yet.

http://www.kansascity.com/385/story/1165251.html

Greinke to appear on this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated
By BOB DUTTON
The Kansas City Star

Zack Greinke will have to battle more than the Toronto Blue Jays when he looks to extend his streak of innings without an earned run Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

There now will be the added weight — and alleged jinx — of appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

That’s right, the magazine selected Greinke to appear on this week’s cover. Subscribers should begin receiving the issue by mid-week. Newsstand copies will be available later closer to the weekend.

Greinke is the first Royals player to appear on the cover since pitcher David Cone on April 5, 1993 for the magazine’s preview to the upcoming baseball season. The last Royals player to appear on an in-season cover was outfielder Bo Jackson on June 12, 1989.

Impressed? Greinke isn’t.

“There’s a lot more interesting stuff going on right now,” he said. “They should have something else on the cover. Playoff basketball or something else.

“So it’s a mistake. They’ll probably sell their least amount of magazines in a long time — except when NASCAR was on the cover.”

The cover picture is an action shot in part because Greinke declined the magazine’s request to sit for a portrait. The story, written by Kansas City Star columnist Joe Posnanski, chronicles Greinke’s emergence as one of the game’s premier pitchers after a rocky path following his selection as the sixth overall pick in the 2002 draft.

“I just want to play and not deal with all of the other stuff,” Greinke said. “But I know that you have to deal with it. And there’s getting to be a lot more now. But, really, I don’t care about any of that award stuff anymore. It just doesn’t matter.”

Greinke’s reluctance is not directed at Sports Illustrated. He now generally only talks to the media on those days when he pitches. It has nothing to do with any possible SI jinx?

“They have a jinx?” he asked. “Really, all that matters is winning games. Winning is what always mattered (most), but I would still like the other stuff. But now, I don’t care one bit about it — any of it, any award stuff, All-Star or anything.

“All this it’s about is winning games. That’s all it’s about.”

Greinke is 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 29 innings over his four starts. His streak of scoreless innings, dating to last season, ended at 38 last Friday when the Tigers scored an unearned run.

Including last season, Greinke has won his last seven starts and has not allowed an earned run in 43 innings.

Herzig
04-27-2009, 06:00 PM
Total Stud!

MoreLemonPledge
04-27-2009, 06:00 PM
That's going to be a great article.

kchero
04-27-2009, 06:15 PM
I don't believe this news has its own thread yet.

http://www.kansascity.com/385/story/1165251.html


“There’s a lot more interesting stuff going on right now,” he said. “They should have something else on the cover. Playoff basketball or something else.

“So it’s a mistake. They’ll probably sell their least amount of magazines in a long time — except when NASCAR was on the cover.”




Humble, yet funny.

58kcfan89
04-27-2009, 06:17 PM
I have a complete man-crush on Zack. Dude's F'ing hilarious and a helluva pitcher. I'm gunna be buying a couple of SI's this week.

SPchief
04-27-2009, 06:27 PM
I have a complete man-crush on Zack. Dude's F'ing hilarious and a helluva pitcher. I'm gunna be buying a couple of SI's this week.

I want Zack to have my babies

KCChiefsMan
04-27-2009, 06:28 PM
he may just be crazy enough to want to stay in KC and not go to the Yankees

VonneMarie
04-27-2009, 06:34 PM
You gotta love Greinke. LMAO

DeezNutz
04-27-2009, 06:36 PM
So I'll look forward to his move to the DL on Thursday.

Jenson71
04-27-2009, 06:38 PM
fucking curse

Gdaddy
04-27-2009, 06:39 PM
he is a machine......

VonneMarie
04-27-2009, 06:40 PM
So I'll look forward to his move to the DL on Thursday.

:sulk:

DeezNutz
04-27-2009, 07:22 PM
:sulk:

(reverse mojo)

Thig Lyfe
04-27-2009, 10:43 PM
WHAM BAM

Thig Lyfe
04-28-2009, 12:42 AM
That's going to be a great article.

I'll bet the guy writing it won't hardly know what to do with the quotes Greinke'll give him.

T-post Tom
04-28-2009, 12:55 AM
I post on this thread because I can. And therefore, I am. SportsRacer will not be my Kali. I repent.

Thig Lyfe
04-28-2009, 12:56 AM
I post on this thread because I can. And therefore, I am. SportsRacer will not be my Kali. I repent.

I ACCEPT YOUR APOLOGY

YOUR LIFE WILL BE SPARED

Bowser
04-28-2009, 12:59 AM
LMAO



Wait. Why am I here?

Coach
04-28-2009, 05:47 AM
Oh shit. Being on the cover on SI isn't a good thing.....