Big Papi, Boston's finest land on SI cover

The Guru
Contributing Writer

World Series MVP David Ortiz made the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated and he brought along three other heroes. Ortiz appears with three Boston Police officers who were among he first-responders to the Boston Marathon bombings back.

The new Sports Illustrated issue, which comes out Wednesday, includes a column by SI senior baseball writer Tom Verducci on the World Series champion Red Sox and the role the team played in helping Boston recover from the bombings.

Verducci writes:

“If any one person were to lead the Red Sox and — given the team’s cultural importance in New England — by extension Bostonians through a terrible time, it was a man with an outsized capacity for resilience.”

The three officers - Javier Pagan, Rachel McGuire and Kevin McGill - all appeared on the SI cover back in April under different circumstances entirely.

Follow The Guru on Twitter @TheGuruGS
More musings from The Guru.