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. RMc is organizationalwide! 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
Randy Jones
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - July 2015: Winning the Political Game: Politics is More Like Baseball Than Football
(5814 - 10:03pm, Jul 29)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogOT: Soccer June 2015
(1394 - 10:02pm, Jul 29)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogFor Randy Johnson, Dominance didn't come easy
(2 - 10:01pm, Jul 29)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogTrade Chatter - 2015 Deadline
(276 - 10:01pm, Jul 29)
Last: Roger McDowell spit on me!

NewsblogMets Continue to Act Like Small-Market Team | FanGraphs Baseball
(19 - 10:01pm, Jul 29)
Last: billyshears

NewsblogGordon Wittenmyer on Twitter: "Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play"
(28 - 9:59pm, Jul 29)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogBaseball Hall of Fame to eliminate some inactive voters
(53 - 9:57pm, Jul 29)
Last: DanG

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - July 2015
(1684 - 9:51pm, Jul 29)
Last: Athletic Supporter is trying to remember your name

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-29-2015
(95 - 9:50pm, Jul 29)
Last: Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner

NewsblogMets reliever Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games | MLB.com
(43 - 9:33pm, Jul 29)
Last: bobm

NewsblogYankees' Alex Rodriguez hits three home runs | yankees.com
(101 - 9:18pm, Jul 29)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogReport: A potential Cubs — San Diego Padres trade still in the works
(57 - 9:08pm, Jul 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPawSox intensify pitch for Providence stadium
(4 - 9:01pm, Jul 29)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogNationals trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon | MLB.com
(30 - 8:48pm, Jul 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogTroy Tulowitzki says trade caught him by surprise, hopes to revive career with Blue Jays - The Denver Post
(19 - 7:50pm, Jul 29)
Last: Batman

Page rendered in 0.1971 seconds
48 querie(s) executed