Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Wittily Defends Mound Visits, Pace Of Play


Feb 16, 2018

The speed of Major League Baseball games has become a pretty hot issue, and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has a strong opinion.

League commissioner Rob Manfred announced Thursday that pace of play rule changes were coming ahead of the upcoming season, which naturally resulted in plenty of players voicing their opinions.

Lester — who clearly is a bit of a baseball traditionalist — gave his side of the argument.

Great point.

He then challenged the idea of limiting mound visits, and he illustrated it in a pretty hilarious way.

It’s understandable that players are opposed to the idea of speeding up the game if it’s at the expense of their strategy and what they are comfortable with.

Although there might be plenty of ways to speed things up without being too intrusive, the reality is there likely will be some head-butting between the league and players over the pace of the game for years to come, and changes — like it or not — are going to be made.

Guess Lester will have to arrange his dinner plans after the game.

Thumbnail photo via Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports Images
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