Thursday, January 22, 2009

Former Patient Jon Lester Wins Hutch Award...Truck Day Will Be February 6

The following is part of an article I found at the Seattle Post Intelligencer website dated Wednesday, January 21st...seems like yesterday...

"Wednesday, for the first time in 44 years of its existence, the Fred Hutchinson Award winner was someone who has walked the same path as the children who occupy the Hutch Center. Puyallup's Jon Lester is the first former Hutch Center patient to win the award, given annually to a major leaguer who has exemplified the honor, courage and dedication of Seattle native Fred Hutchinson, a big league pitcher and manager who died of cancer in 1964."

"It's very special to me to be the first patient to have won the Hutch Award," Lester said Wednesday morning at Safeco Field. "It's a special feeling I really can't put into words what it means to me and my family."

Jon, you mean SO much to all of us here awaiting the games of summer. Last year, Jon had a record of 16-6 with a sparkling ERA of 3.21. He will be the solid number two guy in the rotation in 2009, and with a healthy Beckett, they will make quite a great one-two punch. Add that dynamic duo to Matsuzaka, Penny, Smoltz and Wakefield and you have the makings of a great starting pitching staff. Now if the injuries stay away, these guys can and will play!

I want to add a quick reminder...Truck Day will be coming up at supersonic speed. The big rig(s) will pull out of Boston, the Hub of the Universe, on February 6th, just a scant 15 days away. The trip to Fort Myers, Florida will take three days. Get ready to get ready!!

Thanks for popping in, have a great Thursday, and as always, BE WELL. You can click on the title of this post to be cosmically transported to the Sports Illustrated Boston Red Sox homepage. From there, you can go almost anywhere. I'll see you soon.


At 1/22/2009 11:37 AM, Blogger Suldog said...

Man, anytime I feel down about the Sox (or just life in general) thinking about Jon Lester and his great recovery brings me back up. Thanks for the great news about him, Pete. If ever there was an award made for a man, the Hutchinson is it for Lester.

At 1/22/2009 12:26 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

I didn't know that Jon's father was just recently cured from the same kind of cancer. Whew, that family has had enough.

At 1/22/2009 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello people, this is Peter's Girlfriend Nadia, just wanted to say Hi to everyone, i haven't commented on this blog for a very long time. Hope everyone is great and have a nice day!
Peter...Hi! (:D lol

At 1/22/2009 3:28 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

You got it, Sul!! Things sometimes are bad...he prospered, thank God.

I agree, BFW. I knew his father was sick, but I didn't know why.

Great to hear from you both.

And Nadi, hi to you! What a surprise!!!

*** all my readers, SHE'S THE BEST!!***

Thanks Sul and BFW & made my afternoon....


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