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.

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  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.

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  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?

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  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.

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  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!!!

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  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?

    -angrybuddha

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