Found July 12, 2012 on
The Awesome Boston:
A.B. Jon Lester took to Twitter yesterday to defend himself and his teammates from angry Boston Red Sox fans. And although many more of the Boston Faithful stepped up to defend the slumping southpaw, Lester certainly had his hands full with some cyber-Sox bullies. Ranging from bath salts accusations to wishing for trades, Lester was bombarded by a whirlwind of negativity.
In one humble Red Sox fans’ opinion, Lester came out on top of the twitter turbulence. From pointing out errors in math to referencing his never quit attitude, Lester was able to keep his cool. It’s strange that Lester responded to the criticism in the first place but his sometimes sarcastic tone at least made the banter enjoyable.
So without further ado, here are the 10 bests tweets at & from @JLester31:
Bath Salts Before Games
Lester Happy In Boston
Harsh Sox Fans
The Math Doesn’t Add Up
Positive Jon Lester
A Sox Fan Trade Wish
News Flash For Lester
“Sorry” You Feel That Way
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Carl Crawford is back on the rehab train. The Red Sox outfielder, who has been battling a variety of injuries, tweaked his groin while running the bases with the Portland Sea Dogs on July 5. After a week of recovery, he'll be back on the diamond on Thursday with the Pawtucket Red Sox when they take on the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 p.m. at McCoy Stadium. The game will be shown on...
Carl Crawford continued his minor league rehab stint on Thursday, going 2-for-3 for the Pawtucket Red Sox in an 8-5 loss to the Buffalo Bisons at McCoy Stadium. Crawford, who elected not to get Tommy John surgery to fix his nagging elbow injury, is set to rejoin Boston on Monday as the team opens a four-game set with the Chicago White Sox and old friend Kevin Youkilis at Fenway Park...
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A debate piece by Mark Piselli and Frank Del Gaiso
As we draw closer to one of the most exciting dates in the Major League Baseball season, July 31st, speculation continues to increase about the potential availability of some of the game’s most notable players. Included in this discussion is Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who, by virtue of the team’s current situation, may...
WHAT: Boston’s favorite bald, goateed baseball player is coming back to town and the Cask is giving him his proper due. In honor of Kevin Youkilis’ return to Fenway Park, the world famous Cask ‘n Flagon will host Youk Appreciation Night on Monday, July 16 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. prior to the Red Sox vs. White Sox game at Fenway Park.
Fans will be encouraged to share...
Through the bad start and the squabbles and the too-many-to-mention injuries the Boston Red Sox begin the second half of the season at .500 with a three-game series at Tampa. How might this series play out, and what might we recommend for some free MLB picks?
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This song encapsulates EVERYTHING that is AWESOME about the city of Boston and it’s championship dominance. Jonathan Whynock has a hit on his hands with “Goin’ Home To Boston”. The lyrics of this new Boston anthem covers the Celtics, Bruins, Patriots & Red Sox. He even throws in a “Yankees Suck” for good measure. Check it out!
F*ck “Call Me Maybe”!
THIS is the...
The vaunted Big Three of the Red Sox starting rotation hasn't exactly set the world on fire so far this season. With the struggles and inconsistencies of Josh Beckett (4-7, 4.43 ERA), Jon Lester (5-6, 4.49) and Clay Buchholz (8-2, 5.53 ERA), it's no wonder that the Red Sox are a mere one game over .500 after Friday's 3-1 win over the Rays. But the three possess just as...