Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tip of the cap

Amazing performance by Jon Lester of the Boston Red Sox last night. Lester pitched a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals. These are rare feats in baseball, but that's only part of the story.

One day in August of 2006 Lester couldn't play due to soreness in his back. 4 days later Lester was diagnosed as having anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Cancer.

Lester underwent treatments and his disease went into remission. By the middle of the 2007 season he was back with the Red Sox and he pitched the last game of last year's World Series, won by his Red Sox.

Last night he achieved individual baseball immortality with his no-hitter. Amazing.

Highlights of the game here. And a good video taken by a fan from behind home plate here.