Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Steve 'Bambino' Pearce Graces Sports Illustrated's World Series Issue Cover

It's been a long, arduous journey through the tangled web that is the American League East. Steve Pearce—like some modern-day Kurtz—has navigated the waters of the MLB's toughest division to land with the team he grew up loving. As the cherry on top, he's now that team's World Series MVP. It can't get much better, right? How about the cover of Sports Illustrated's World Series issue? That exactly what Pearce got this week in the SI issue emblazoned with 'Boston's Best' on the front cover. Pearce's magical run through the postseason had him leading all MLB players with a .289 average. He added a .426 on-base percentage, a .658 slugging percentage and a 1.083 OPS. Pearce scored an amazing 12 runs, knocked in 11—and had four home runs, two doubles and nine walks. His heroics in the World Series kind of overshadowed his dominance throughout the 2018 playoff. Of course, many have argued that he should have shared the World Series MVP with David Price. In any event, he's got the Chevy Silverado. Congratulations, Steve, you are Boston's new 'Bambino' of the postseason.