First it was the starting rotation.
Then it was Carlos Ruiz.
For the third time during this baseball season, the Phillies will have a couple of players posted on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Starting pitcher Cliff Lee and Ryan Madson are featured on this week’s regional cover with the tagline “Brotherly Lovefest.”
The side of the cover shows two article teases with the first being “Baseball Heaven in Philly,” which is obviously an article about this season. The second article is “Aces and Closesrs: The Keys to October,” which will obviously mention the Phillies staff as well as a few other teams such as New York, who boasts the best closer in the game and the young staffs of Texas and Tampa Bay (if the latter makes it presumably).
Picture of the cover after the jump.
Thanks to CSN’s Dan Roche for the tweet.