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Uggla's problems? It's the SI Jinx

CHICAGO – Blame Sports Illustrated.

            The SI jinx is alive and it’s getting the best of Dan Uggla, who hasn’t been the same since SI showed up in Oakland on June 22 to take a picture of Uggla for a piece in the magazine.

            Since that dreadful day, Uggla hasn’t been the same. Since June 22, Uggla has been on the disabled list, turned in the worst performance in All-Star Game history (three errors, three strikeouts and hitting into a double play) and he is the worst hitter in all of baseball.

            When Uggla doubled in the fourth inning Saturday he broke an 0 for 19 drought, but even with that double Uggla was hitting just .138 since June 22 – the worst in the big leagues over that stretch.