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Inspirational night for Lester

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 20, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Sadly, I doubt any of us doesn’t know somebody who died of cancer. Or a family torn asunder by the terrible disease.

So tip whatever cap you’re wearing, even if it has an interlocking N and Y on it, to Boston’s Jon Lester. Diagnosed in 2006 with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the 24-year-old threw a no-hitter tonight.

In hospitals from Maine to Arizona and everywhere in between, patients probably gained a little courage from watching Lester celebrate. Maybe they smiled or cheered his every pitch. Even the Yankees fans.

Sometimes it’s OK to root for the other team.




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