Lester jokes about his issues throwing to 1st base


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Major League Baseball agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement on late Wednesday night so baseball will move on without a lockout after the Cubs won their World Series for the first time since 1908.

Veteran Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester joked on Twitter that major league baseball didn't follow-through with his request.

"While my efforts to eliminate pitchers from having to throw to 1B didn't pass, I'm proud of the PA & Owners for coming together on a new CBA," Lester tweeted on Thursday morning.

That's funny stuff from Lester and he is one of the best follows on the Cubs via Twitter.

In 2016, Lester was 19-5 with a 2.44 ERA with 190 strikeouts and a low 1.02 WHIP. He had the second-lowest ERA in the league and posted a quality start in all of his 15 starts at Wrigley Field this season.


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