{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Lee back on SI cover, this time with Madson

Lee back on SI cover, this time with Madson

|
Lee back on SI cover, this time with Madson
ATLANTA -- Cliff Lee finds himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week for the second time this year.

Eh, no big deal.

"It comes with the success of the team," he said. "It's part of it."

Lee appeared on the cover of SI in April with fellow starters Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton. This week, he joins closer Ryan Madson, who posed with Lee on the mound at Citizens Bank Park during the last homestand. Sports Illustrated has a story highlighting aces and closers.

"I was shocked when they asked me," Madson said. "When Chooch [Carlos Ruiz] got the cover by himself this season, I was like, 'Whoa.' I told a lot of my friends about it. I'm just the right guy in the right spot. I can't wait to see it.'"

Lee has been through several of these photo shoots before, so he was a little antsy as soon the shoot began.

Madson? It was his first.

"I could have stood there forever," he joked.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español