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Fenway
07-22-2007, 11:18 AM
Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced today that Jon Lester has been recalled from Pawtucket and will start tomorrow night in Cleveland. Julian Tavarez is going to the bullpen. A roster move will be announced after the game. The easiest move available to the Sox would be to send Javier Lopez, who has options, back to Pawtucket.

Francona said that the time was right for Lester, the 23-year-old left-hander who will be returning to the Sox exactly a year after he pitched for the Sox in his home state of Washington. It was on the team's second trip to Seattle, a month later, that Lester went to see an uncle who was a doctor, setting in motion the events that led to him being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Welcome back Jon your courage through this is an inspiration to all

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/

Grzegorz
07-22-2007, 11:26 AM
Is it worth picking this guy up in a fantasy league?

Fenway
07-23-2007, 09:02 AM
Is it worth picking this guy up in a fantasy league?

If Theo can take a flyer on him you should as well :smile:

Good Luck Jon tonight in Cleveland

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/07/23/happy_to_deliver_good_news_on_lester/?page=full

By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Columnist | July 23, 2007


In the course of a few, scary hours, Lester went from being the luckiest kid to the unluckiest kid. The big league dream became the ultimate nightmare. Pitch counts became meaningless. White cell counts -- those mattered more than anything.

Fortunately, this is 2007 and not all cancers come with a death sentence.

soxfanatlanta
07-23-2007, 12:43 PM
It's been a long road back for him; he should be very proud of what he has accomplished.

Fenway
07-23-2007, 01:52 PM
It's been a long road back for him; he should be very proud of what he has accomplished.





Boston.com's Eric Wilbur nails it

http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2007/07/23/the_right_time/index.html


For one night at least, Red Sox fans wonít freak out if their starting pitcher gets hammered. It wonít matter a bit if the new kid pulls a stinker against the Indians, if his strikeouts are down, or if it takes him upward of 100 pitches to get through five innings.

In professional sports there are very few evenings that cater to the familiar refrain, "Itís not whether you win or lose..."

This is one of them.


It just happens to be ESPN's Monday night game

Fenway
07-24-2007, 08:31 AM
applause

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2007/07/24/1185283091_6790.jpg (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/07/24/courageous_pitcher_a_ok_in_triumph)

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/07/24/courageous_pitcher_a_ok_in_triumph/

CLEVELAND -- If you have a shred of humanity, watching Jon Lester take a major league mound for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer in late August of 2006 and win a 6-2 decision over a tough Cleveland Indians lineup last night had to tug at the heartstrings.
It almost didn't matter whether he pitched well. Oh, that concerned Lester, but all that mattered to his fans and to those who love him most was that he took the walk to the mound and toed the dirt around the rubber as a healthy, well-adjusted 23-year-old.
His parents were at Jacobs Field to see their son pitch in a major league uniform again. How dignified he seemed as he stood tall, looking in to catcher Jason Varitek for the signal. What a message he sent to those stricken with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, what inspiration he gave one and all.

HomeFish
07-24-2007, 09:25 AM
Awesome.

Thome25
07-24-2007, 10:43 AM
Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced today that Jon Lester has been recalled from Pawtucket and will start tomorrow night in Cleveland. Julian Tavarez is going to the bullpen. A roster move will be announced after the game. The easiest move available to the Sox would be to send Javier Lopez, who has options, back to Pawtucket.

Francona said that the time was right for Lester, the 23-year-old left-hander who will be returning to the Sox exactly a year after he pitched for the Sox in his home state of Washington. It was on the team's second trip to Seattle, a month later, that Lester went to see an uncle who was a doctor, setting in motion the events that led to him being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Welcome back Jon your courage through this is an inspiration to all

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/

Please don't call the Red Sawx "the Sox". WE are the one and only, original "Sox"

Mr.1Dog
07-24-2007, 10:46 AM
Please don't call the Red Sawx "the Sox". WE are the one and only, original "Sox"

:rolleyes:That's not the point of this so don't start that ****. It is truly incredible to come back after going through that ordeal and it's a great accomplishment for him and his family.

Thome25
07-24-2007, 10:49 AM
*Edit: Duplicate post withdrawn.

Thome25
07-24-2007, 10:49 AM
:rolleyes:That's not the point of this so don't start that ****. It is truly incredible to come back after going through that ordeal and it's a great accomplishment for him and his family.

I'm not diminishing anything that Lester has done. I'm just SICK AND TIRED of seeing the Red Sox refered to as "the Sox" in print and on television. Is that alright with you?

And please do not swear at me.

Fenway
07-24-2007, 11:18 AM
I'm not diminishing anything that Lester has done. I'm just SICK AND TIRED of seeing the Red Sox refered to as "the Sox" in print and on television. Is that alright with you?

And please do not swear at me.

Blame New York City for that. In recent years they have shortened BoSox to just Sox while Chicago is still Chisox.

Boston Globe is going to call them Sox. What you want the Globe to call them? The Carmines????

http://www.sagamoreapts.com/site/images/neighborhood/carmines.jpg

Thome25
07-24-2007, 11:39 AM
Blame New York City for that. In recent years they have shortened BoSox to just Sox while Chicago is still Chisox.

Boston Globe is going to call them Sox. What you want the Globe to call them? The Carmines????

http://www.sagamoreapts.com/site/images/neighborhood/carmines.jpg

Point taken......How about the Beaneaters? Or the Americans? Or the Puritans?

Anything but "the Sox" PLEASE!! We've had that name since our inception in 1900. It's reserved for us.

And congratulations to Lester on the comeback. I hope he comes back full steam and does well. (Just not against us.)

Fenway
07-24-2007, 11:44 AM
To be technical about it

The Boston Red Stockings and Chicago White Stockings both came around in 1871

They are now the Braves and Cubs


Funny thing is the term Red Sox didn't take hold until the mid 1930's, the press called them the Americans

Even the team program in 1934 called them the Americans
http://prescott.imbri.com/bpmagic/BosFenway/fenwayparkcom_red1_1934program_small.jpg

kittle42
07-24-2007, 12:52 PM
Point taken......How about the Beaneaters? Or the Americans? Or the Puritans?

Anything but "the Sox" PLEASE!! We've had that name since our inception in 1900. It's reserved for us.



Will this improve the quality of your life? Christ, it's the goddamn Boston newspaper.