Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Darren
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMax Scherzer: No one wants to see pitchers bat
(74 - 1:28am, Apr 28)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogPitchers batting is dumb and the DH should be universal | HardballTalk
(370 - 1:17am, Apr 28)
Last: Trundle the Great

NewsblogJosh Hamilton could soon be gone from Los Angeles Angels - MLB - SI.com
(96 - 1:07am, Apr 28)
Last: if nature called, ladodger34 would listen

NewsblogOTP - April 2015: Church, baseball, politics: Rahm and Chuy work to close the deal
(4152 - 12:57am, Apr 28)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(816 - 12:45am, Apr 28)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - April 2015
(1758 - 12:38am, Apr 28)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogVideo: A-Rod's solo homer | MLB.com
(45 - 12:22am, Apr 28)
Last: Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate')

Newsblog4-27-2015 OMNICHATTER
(80 - 12:18am, Apr 28)
Last: Cloude Atlas (Voxter)

NewsblogAll-around catchers among most valuable commodities in baseball - The Boston Globe
(60 - 12:06am, Apr 28)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogFangraphs: Different Aging Curves for Different Strikeout Profiles.
(15 - 12:03am, Apr 28)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogFraley: Baseball history has plenty examples of why Josh Hamilton reunion won't be as fruitful as before | Dallas Morning News
(28 - 10:54pm, Apr 27)
Last: Mike Emeigh

NewsblogSource: Matt Harvey to get at least 30 starts but no more than 32 - Newsday
(12 - 10:41pm, Apr 27)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-27-2015
(10 - 10:39pm, Apr 27)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogOT: 2015 NHL Playoff thread
(82 - 9:58pm, Apr 27)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1656 - 9:18pm, Apr 27)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

Page rendered in 0.1819 seconds
48 querie(s) executed