In the Rays most important game of the season, the Rays got out to an early lead on Ben Zobrist’s 2-run home run in the first inning off of Jon Lester. But should it have been a home run? Not in most parks, according to Lester (thanks Sarah)…

“We got a 300-foot fly ball that goes out for a homer, that’s the difference of the game…That’s the joy of playing in Fenway Park. It takes some away, it gives some to other guys. So, if we’re in Tropicana, that’s an out, 0-0 after the first.

So Lester claims that he made a good pitch, gets a routine flyball, and the Rays score two runs in the most important game of the year. Any mention of this on the four-letter’s Sportscenter last night? Nah. But by all means, let’s spend 30 minutes trashing the Trop after a foul ball breaks a light.

In the meantime, Lester can’t complain. He knows how Fenway plays. Sure that is a good pitch anyhere else. But it is not a good pitch at Fenway.



  1. Caity says:

    Hey Cork, did you see Sportscenter this morning.... they showed highlights from Friday's game, instead of last nights game.
    They must really want the Red Sox to win.

  2. Don says:

    Ask Lester if he would like to pitch in the trop for the Rays that would gives us 8 starters..and NO hitters...(besides 3 guys)
    GO figure...Hey Mr. superstar GM?

  3. Michael says:

    Does Lester realize how much of his teams own offensive production comes from that shitty wall?

    Although I will grant him... our team is way better when BJ Uptons warning track shots suddenly become home runs.

  4. Andy says:

    Gr8 job calling out ESPN on not being fair to trash the Trop, but not Fenway!!! & what a whiner Lester is!! You lost, Chump, just shut your yap & go home!!!

  5. angrybuddha says:

    Fenway is a dump - probably the worst stadium in baseball. It's dirty, cramped, old, and uncomfortable. The sightlines suck and the parking is terrible. And it's a caricature of an actual playing field: a popped-up bunt has a chance of going out down the right field line, there's a ridiculous 200-foot wall in left, it's 800 feet to the right-of-center gap, no foul ground in the outfield such that you can't see the ball in the corners.... It's like putt-putt. Where do they put the windmill?



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