Geovany Soto Bit By Dreaded ‘Redbook’ Curse

May 15, 2011

(Chicago, IL) – The Chicago Cubs are mired in an early season slump, and there doesn’t appear to be much help coming from outside sources. No, we don’t mean a surprise signing or early-season trade. We mean from the supernatural forces associated with magazine curses.

First, it was phenom shortstop Starlin Castro, after appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated earlier this year, who fell victim to the long-feared SI cover jinx. And then, without warning, starting catcher Geovany Soto went down with a groin strain.

The injury came just weeks after Soto was featured on the cover of ‘Redbook.’ Read more