Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 2/26/13
The memory is as fresh as if it happened yesterday.  Driving home from work in August 2011 listening to the Red Sox on WEEI on an evening when Jon Lester was dominating his opponent.  The team had shaken off a horrific April start and over the course of the next four months had arguably been the best team in baseball. On the radio, Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione were  eloquently describing the terrific season Lester was putting together, how beating cancer and becoming a father had matured him, how his work ethic between starts was such that the other pitchers on the staff were looking to him as a role model. We all know what happened after that.  August 2011 turned into September; September turned into 2012.  Jon Lester, who hadn't won fewer than 15 games since 2007, struggled to a very forgettable 9-14, 4.82 season.  He seemed angry most of the time, throwing his glove in the dugout, arguing with umpires when a pitch wasn't called to his liking, and losing any sense of poise a...
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