- Nov 7, 2008
For 8.5 incredible years, fantastic pitching, countless memories, and of course 2 rings, thank you Jon Lester. As unlikely as it is, we're all hoping you're back here in Boston come April.
Though the Red Sox lost the game, a man who might be a big part of their future took his first steps. And those fans who waited through the endless delay will likely remember the day.
I might have some photos from the first game that went Lester->Papelbon. I remember catching a replay of BBTN and hearing Gammo wax poetic that Papelbon picking up the save for Lester "is a phrase you'll be hearing for years to come" or something to that effect.Stan Papi Was Framed said:pretty awesome story and photo, Curll.
Thanks to both Jon and Jonny. 2013 was amazing. 2007 was pretty good too. Hope to be welcoming Jon back into the fold a few months from now after he and Jonny take the A's to a championship of their own.
C4CRVT said:What a great guy he's been to root for, one of my all-time favorites. Transcends laundry for me at this stage. As much as I hated the A's teams from the early 2000s I'm definitely pulling for Lester.
bankshot1 said:Jon you'll always be a big part of Sox history
I hope you will be also be a big part of their future
Thanks and best of luck
yes yes and wow. Those 8+ went by so quick.67WasBest said:Thanks for the 8.5, go make Billy Beane look genius, and we'll see you back in Spring Training in Ft Myers.
pokey_reese said:I remember years ago being in Fenway and watching Lester destroy the Royals. Absolutely dismantled them, 8 innings, 8 or 9 Ks, one or two hits. I had a hard time getting tickets to Pedro starts back in the day, so Lester was the ace that I got to see the most in person, and it was always worth the ticket.
Following him coming up, back in the Papelbon vs Lester days, was a blast, and he was such an amazing story. Imagine if we had a lefty starter prospect now throwing as hard as Lester? What if Owens had a 94-95 mph fastball? We won't see another Lester for a while, if ever, in terms of skills, and certainly not in terms of narrative.
I miss him already, and wish him the best of luck.