Kate Upton joins the Upton brothers on Sports Illustrated cover

Don’t worry, the dreaded curse doesn’t apply to supermodels

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It’s October, and the Braves are back in the REAL postseason (where it’ll take more than a B.S. infield-fly call to eliminate us). To herald the return of the playoff chop, Sports Illustrated has tapped B.J. and Justin Upton for their cover. Now before you cringe and brace for the dreaded SI cover curse, please note that this photo comes with a good luck charm—two-time SI Swimsuit cover model Kate Upton (no relation—of any kind, really).

In a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot, the Brothers Upton embrace the random collaboration. “Obviously, she’s uh . . very popular,” said B.J.

We bet she’d be even more popular with Braves faithful if she could bat better than .184.