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Friday, February 15, 2013

This start lacks quality | Boston Herald

It’s tough having perspective when you live in a bubble.

“It’s tough,” Lester insisted Wednesday about having to throw baseballs in Boston for six innings every five days. Like “quality starts,” that depends on your point of view.

According to the website Oddee, Ramesh Sahu works as a sewer cleaner in Calcutta. When the sewers back up it’s his job to climb down there and fill buckets with human waste that are pulled to the surface with a rope. He does this job with no mask and no safety apparatus and earns about $100 a month. That’s a tough workplace. Fenway Park? Ah, no.

So which Jon Lester do we believe? Is he the mea culpa man who “loves baseball and loves Boston” even though every time we see him he looks like someone returning from a double root canal or is he the guy who five days earlier declared himself an ace?

Which one he really is will go a long way in determining the quality of his starts this summer.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2013 at 06:08 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: john lester, red sox

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: February 15, 2013 at 07:03 AM (#4370158)
According to the website Oddee, Ramesh Sahu works as a sewer cleaner in Calcutta. When the sewers back up it’s his job to climb down there and fill buckets with human waste that are pulled to the surface with a rope. He does this job with no mask and no safety apparatus

Could be worse ... could be an Astros fan.
   2. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: February 15, 2013 at 08:06 AM (#4370172)
Pitch for the Red Sox...work in raw sewage.

Decisions, decisions...
   3. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: February 15, 2013 at 08:22 AM (#4370177)
Jon Lester said some dumb stuff a week ago, about how he pitched in 2012, in an interview with Rob Bradford. Here's a write-up of the dumb things he said. The linked article in by Rob Bradford, a writer who isn't a complete ####### and idiot like Ron Borges.

Then this week, Lester acknowledged saying dumb things and said some more reasonable things about how he pitched in 2012. Here's a write-up of his new statements. The linked article is by Peter Abraham. a writer who isn't a complete ####### and idiot like Ron Borges.
"Sometimes I kind of want to strangle myself," Lester said. "It can be intimidating, especially when you have seasons like last year. It's tough. You know you suck and your teammates are trying to pick you up and everybody else knows you suck. You're just trying to kind of break even on the whole deal. It's tough. But at the same time, it's the greatest place to play."

EDIT: I misunderstood Borges' piece. Rewritten comment.
   4. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 15, 2013 at 08:48 AM (#4370187)
When I started learning plumbing of necessity one winter, hanging halfway into a septic tank with Sunset's plumbing guide in one hand, a wrench in the other, and my girlfriend holding onto me by my belt, I felt like a lot of other things suddenly came into perspective.
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 15, 2013 at 02:45 PM (#4370351)
25 players, 25 craps.

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