"The answer will be: we were right."
This clears up the confusion about June 25, 2014, and June 30, 2014 with the SI cover forecasting the Astros as 2017 World Series Champs. The magazine released June 25, but it dated June 30.
6/30/2014 = 6+30+(2+0+1+4) = 46 (Houston, Texas = 46) (Flooding = 46)
Read about the cover released on George Orwell's birthday here:
Also recall, the man on the cover, in Game 4, wearing #4, hit a home run on the 84th pitch. *The divisors of 44 sum to 84. That man is Springer.
Springer... Spring... Water...
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