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July 23, 2007

Jon Lester: is a winner.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw to baseball at 10:15 PM - 21 comments

I'm willing to risk sounding cheesy -- as a Yankee fan, I've never been happier in my life to hear about a Red Sox victory. That is just awesome.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 10:17 PM on July 23

Good for Lester- finally a story lately I feel good about, and I am not even close to a Red Sox fan. Congrats to Jon Lester and wishes for continued health and success.

posted by urall cloolis at 10:32 PM on July 23

Personally, I like the red sox as much as the Yanks. I am a Tribe fan, and I can even say hats off to Lester. That is one hell of an accomplishment, and a well deserved win. Congrats!

posted by jojomfd1 at 10:34 PM on July 23

He made it back so quickly. And to give up only 2 runs in 6 innings to that lineup is pretty impressive. It's hard to believe he's only 23. Good for him. The two run homer he gave up while his dad was being interviewed was pretty funny.

posted by justgary at 10:35 PM on July 23

Hats off to Lester and here's to hoping for continued success. At the risk of sounding even cheesier than Sousepaw, I have to say that regardless of what Lester does on the baseball field from here on out, he is definitely a winner under any definition of that term. And he just might turn out to be better than Anibal Sanchez. (I think I pulled off the unprecedented double whammy of jinxing both Lester, who was diagnosed shortly after my silly linked comment and Sanchez, who was shut down earlier this year after being demoted to AAA and is out for the season after shoulder surgery.)

posted by holden at 11:10 PM on July 23

Was just watching ESPN and saw some others that came back from cancer and played again- Bret Butler, Andres "Big Cat" Galarraga(sp?), John Kruk. WOW, so easy to forget when they overcome I guess. Of course none so early in their career. Best of luck for a long career and LIFE for Lester. Hats off and Standing "O" .

posted by urall cloolis at 11:31 PM on July 23

I heard he was going to start yesterday, and boy oh boy was I hoping for a win. My hat's off to Lester for living strong, and to the Sox offense, for getting him four runs in the top of the first. I strongly suspect they started a game with a determination to swing their very best bats. Way to go, Sox!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:31 AM on July 24

Amidst all of the bad news in sports of late, it's nice to have a feel-good story. I watched the game from about the 3rd inning on, and it looked good. Lester was not Cy Young material, but he was effective. His best moment was certainly maintaining his composure and getting out of the bases loaded jam in the 4th. Most importantly, he was back on the mound after what might have been a death sentence 50 years ago.

posted by Howard_T at 07:31 AM on July 24

I dislike the (Red Sox) uniform, not the person in the uniform. It's nice to see stories like this. When someone can overcome a tough situation involving their health, especially a professional athlete who depends on their body to make their living, it's a real testimonial to drive and determination.

posted by dyams at 08:40 AM on July 24

When Lester pitched out of that bases-loaded jam in the fourth, especially against Sizemore, who'd put one in the right field bleachers last time up, I was as happy as I ever allow myself to get while watching a Red Sox game. I immediately picked Lester up in the SpoFi fantasy league and will now surely overtake jersey for first place, all thanks to Jon and his baffling, magical "Chemo Ball." I'm usually pretty grim until the game is actually over and the W is safe. Years of letdowns have conditioned me well.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:13 AM on July 24

I dislike the (Red Sox) uniform, not the person in the uniform. I've always thought it was a nice, classic design. Certainly nicer than what you see out of the likes of Tampa, Toronto and Arizona, whose newfangled designs have me seeing red.

posted by holden at 10:37 AM on July 24

None of those teams wear red. You should adjust your TV.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 11:06 AM on July 24

You might want to adjust yours when Arizona is next on.

posted by yerfatma at 11:09 AM on July 24

I dislike the (Red Sox) uniform, not the person in the uniform. I've always thought it was a nice, classic design. I take that back. The uniforms are actually nice. The only think I really dislike is what the letters on front of the uniform spell out.

posted by dyams at 11:27 AM on July 24

You might want to adjust yours when Arizona is next on. Wow. See what can happen when you switch to XM Radio as your baseball source? When did they do that? That's awful. The only think I really dislike is what the letters on front of the uniform spell out. I only dislike when those letters have a dash next to them in the standings.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 11:31 AM on July 24

The only think I really dislike is what the letters on front of the uniform spell out. dyams, just think of the anagrams. For the road uniforms, you have "sob not". For the home uniforms, there are a few interesting ones. I'll leave them to your imagination.

posted by Howard_T at 11:40 AM on July 24

None of those teams wear red. You should adjust your TV. The Toronto Blue Jays wear red jerseys on Dominion Day every year. Not only that, but instead of the player name being on the back of the uniform, it says CANADA. I like it!

posted by tommytrump at 11:47 AM on July 24

For the home uniforms, there are a few interesting ones. I'll leave them to your imagination. Oh believe me, I've thought of them.

posted by dyams at 11:50 AM on July 24

The Toronto Blue Jays wear red jerseys on Dominion Day every year. Not only that, but instead of the player name being on the back of the uniform, it says CANADA. I like it! Because the MLB schedule makers are complete and utter morons, the Toronto Blue Jays have played only ONE home game (2006) on Canada Day in the past six seasons. I mean, you'd think that you'd give the Canadian team a home date on Canada Day to draw a big crowd...

posted by grum@work at 12:28 PM on July 24

I mean, you'd think that you'd give the Canadian team a home date on Canada Day to draw a big crowd... You'd think so, wouldn't you. Of course this is the same MLB schedule making group of idiots that gave the Blue Jays zero weekend home games versus either the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees this year. MLB sure works in mysterious ways.

posted by tommytrump at 12:47 PM on July 24

A great story. Great for Lester for overcoming the hardest oppoent you can possibly face. I'm not the biggest fan of the Red Sox but I was excited to hear of a Red Sox victory this time.

posted by Chinese Monkey81 at 11:54 AM on July 27

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