Monday, May 19, 2008

JON FREAKING LESTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Promising young pitching prospect to cancer survivor to starter in the World Series clinching game to we ain't trading him and others for Johan Santana to a no hitter! Freaking amazing, huh? Wow! I put the game on radio as the eighth inning began and I learned about the no no in progress. I talked to nobody, turned off my cell phone, and didn't want to be around anyone since I didn't want to jinx it. Yeah, I know I have no control over something that happens 500 miles away but I'm superstitious.

Needless to say, Jon Lester's whole career has been a story that's out of this world, and this is another amazing story within the story. Beyond awesome! What else can I say other than right now, May 19, 2008, it is Jon Lester's World, we are just guests in it. Red Sox 7, Royals 0, NO HITTER, BABY!!!

4 out of the last 6 in the AL have been thrown by Red Sox pitchers (D Lowe, Bucholtz, Hideo Nomo). Who would have thunk it?


Bill-DC said...

All the year's I've been going to ball games and I've never seen one.

Congrats to Lester, who's accomplishment should be an inspiration to all cancer patients and survivors out there.

Dave Lifton said...

I'll see your Lester and raise you Jim Abbott!

maryjanejeff said...

Not calling yet ...... Bucholz has been thrown into the pot. Even if I'm just living in Lester's World.

maryjanejeff said...

Another homegrown young pitcher got his first major league win tonight. Justin Masterson has been called up twice to make starts, and has been excellent each time. I'm enjoying the ride because I never thought I'd the entire organization work like this in my lifetime.

Jim Abbott: Good pitcher and most definitely another profile in courage. How he learned how to switch the glove with one hand so he could field was nothing short of phenomonal.

maryjanejeff said...

Another great outing by another young pitcher, Justin Masterson. 2.59 ERA in 4 starts so far. Hopefully the pen will hold it for him. He's not going anywhere but the rotation either way.