I was alerted to this by a commenter.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Not long after the Red Sox sent 22-year-old left-hander Jon Lester back to Boston to be evaluated by club medical officials, sources indicated that one of the club’s most promising players is dealing with more than just a bad back.
Among the possibilities: Lester has cancer.
Although Red Sox officials are being extremely tight-lipped about the matter, Lester has been undergoing an array of exams in Boston for internal medical issues, including cancer.
The tests have prompted serious concern within the organization. Other than citing Lester’s ongoing back problems, Sox general manager Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona have declined to address any matters concerning the health of one of their brightest prospects.
Rotoworld: "Now it's past the point at which even we can joke about Boston's injury situation."
Soxaholix: "The injury thing is escalating exponentially. We go from heart irregularities to the big C in just a couple of days? At this pace it'll be leprosy on Friday, plague on Sunday, and spontaneous combustion on Monday."
Soxaholix also wonder if there's going to be a new curse. Sadly, there appears to be one already brewing in the collective imagination.
Oh, and let the fucking bandwagon jumpers sell off their tickets. Real fans may finally get them for a reasonable price.
I'm going to the game tonight, goddammit, and I am staying in my seat through the whole thing no matter what. Maybe the one silver lining about this crap is that it's separating the true fans from the frontrunning douchebags.
In fact, said frontrunning douchebags may feel free to offer me their tickets. I will personally take them off their douchebaggy hands.