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« Jon Lester No-Hitter, Best Game I've Ever Been To | Main | Pictures from Jon Lester's No Hitter »

May 20, 2008

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Nick

What a great recap of the night! I had goosebumps watching on my couch - couldn't imagine being at Fenway for it!

Gritty&Clutch

I had goosebumps too! What an amazing performance by a really gritty guy. Let's not overlook what the Royals accomplished last night, though:

http://grittyandclutch.blogspot.com/2008/05/royals-show-solidarity-for-struggling.html

Derek Hixon

Thanks Nick! It was an awesome night, just feel lucky to have been there. :-)

Melissa

Amazing blog my fellow Red Sox Fan;-)I got choked up again for the millionth time today reading this.

Last night was truly a very extraordinarily special night for all Red Sox fans.

To hear about Jon battle cancer and do it with such strength and courage for such a young man is amazing.

To see him pitch aganist the Indians last July for his first game back after chemo was amazing.

To watch him pitch 5 scoreless innings aganist the Rockies in game 4 of the WS was amazing, and to have him earn that win, priceless.

To worry and stress all winter that Theo was going to give him up to the Twins for Santana (and praying to Sox Gods that he wouldn't do it) and have him come back this year in a Sox uniform, amazing.

To see him throw a no hitter, there are no words to describe it.I still am speechless.I am however so damn proud of him it's unbelievable.You deserve this Jon, congrats.You are a remarkable young man, cancer surviour and pitcher for the amazing and talented Boston Red Sox.

Josh

you know I would never say something as silly as "holy crap bla bla bla is throwing a no hitter!!" but I had a feeling about this game since my 3rd beer run in the 4th inning, when I noticed the scoreboard, then once Ellsbury made that catch, you had to think in the back of your head this could be a special event that I will reflect fondly upon in 30 years from now when we are all hanging out watching our grandkids or something like that...
(or still going to Fenway Park drinking $34.50 12oz bud lights)

very very special night
-Josh

Nowak

Great recap...glad you got to be there. A good buddy of mine was too...but he left in the 6th inning. Yep!

RationalSoxFan

I completly agree with your assessment of watching a game alone at Fenway. I've had a few occassions where friends would leave ealry and the last few innings with the freedom to walk around alone and absorb it all at your own pace can be magical.

Especially during a no hitter!!!!

I send sympathies for the loss of your mother. I lost my younger sister to cancer when she was 27 years old. I have ridden in the PMC in her honor the past 3 years - this will be my fourth, and I'll be attempting to do it after having my right hip replaced this past October! You just have to fight!

Derek Hixon

Sympathies to you as well Rational, very sad to hear, and way to get back out there! Inspiration can be pretty easy to find, you just have to look.

The best part about this no-hitter, much like the Sox winning it all in 2004, is the amazing side stories that are coming out, pretty special.

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Troy

Well, there's not much I can say that hasn't already been said in the comments. I can ask a question though, which one was more relieved when the game was over, Jon Lester or your bladder?

Oh and, I've seen people that have had cancer and it took everything out of them. Even after they beat it, they were never the same. How Jon Lester can come back from something like that is insane.

I'd like to cast a write in on your who would you like to have a few beers with, I think I'd like to sit down with Jon Lester and listen to his story.

Derek Hixon

"I'd like to cast a write in on your who would you like to have a few beers with, I think I'd like to sit down with Jon Lester and listen to his story."

Can't agree more on that one Troy.

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