Why Does Jon Lester Hate the Herald?

August 3, 2014

From our It’s Good to Leave in a Two-Daily Town desk

Former Red Sox hurler Jon Lester is getting a nice sendoff today in the local dailies.

The Boston Herald has him co-starring in this nifty charticle:

 

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Crosstown at the Boston Globe, the redoubtable Bob Ryan ranks Lester among the great Red Sox lefties.

Jon Lester is a very good contemporary pitcher. He may once again wind up starting Game 1 in a Division Series, an ALCS, and a World Series. He has proven that he can handle the spotlight. There were no, “Yeah, buts . . . ” He is low maintenance, thoroughly professional, and eminently rootable. I wish the Red Sox had found a way to keep him.

And he certainly has a place in Red Sox history.

He is, however, not the best lefthanded pitcher in Red Sox history, as some have been saying these past few days.

I’ve got him slotted at No. 4.

 

Regardless of the third-runnerup slot, Lester ran this full-page ad in the Globe’s Sports section today.

 

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Here’s the text:

 

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Very sweet. But back at the feisty local tabloid, Lester had nothing for Herald Nation.

What’s up with that, Jon and Farrah, Hudson, Walker and the Lester family!