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Wed, 05/06/2009 - 7:38pm  

Lester on Joba: 'It's gotten old'

Speaking before the Red Sox series opener with the Indians, at Fenway Park, Jon Lester weighed in on the controversy surrounding Yankees' starter Joba Chamberlain hitting Jason Bay in the fifth inning of the Sox' win over the Yankees, Tuesday night.
 
“It’s one of those deals where I’m all for throwing in, but there comes a point somebody, whether it be baseball or the opponent, has to step in and say enough is enough,” said Sox hurler. “Balls have gone over guys heads and gone up too close. There’s a difference between throwing in and making a point and he definitely tries to make some points. I don’t know if he’s trying to him there or not, but he did and it looks bad because J-Bay did hit a home run off of him, along with the history with us and other players. He always come back and says the ball slipped, I wasn’t trying to hit anybody. One time you can fool us, two times you can maybe say OK, but it’s gotten old. In baseball it’s one of those deals where you can’t really think there’s a punishment necessary. It’s one of those deals where we might have to police it ourselves a little bit more, I don’t know.” For more see the Full Count Blog.




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