I dare you to move
Is anyone else besides Miguel Montero tired about hearing how the pitchers for the Chicago Cubs can’t hold runners? You will not be voted off the bandwagon if you are, just go ahead and admit it. Every time I think about it, the voice of Joe Buck is saying it. That is just not healthy.
Well, apparently Jon Lester is tired of it as well. We know…..please stop saying it ESPN and Joe Buck…..we know Lester does not throw over to first base. We get it. It is not a story anymore.
Except, he does. And it is glorious. With Tommy Pham of the St. Louis Cardinals taking a 19-foot lead off of first base, they dared Lester to do something. He did. He lobbed a throw to Anthony Rizzo and picked Pham off.
The best part is right before the throw over. Cardinals announcer Tim McCarver says on air, “he is not going to first base.” Well, Timmy, he does. And Lester stared down the Cardinals bench, saying “I dare you to move.” They deserved that. The Cubs came back to win, 5 to 3.