There's times in life when baseball may seem like it's more than a game, that it's life or death. I know I'm accused of doing this a lot of times. I take losses like it's the end of the world and I have even gotten depressed over some really bad losses and sometimes get all over the top in my giddiness over some wins. It happens in life, but despite what we all say sometimes, baseball is only really a game
. I've been reminded of this recently, with Jon Lester being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma
. This alludes to the "Blackbird of Hope
" artpad series I did a good couple weeks ago. Right now, more than anybody else, Jon Lester needs that little blackbird by his side. Cancer is a scary thing, but the good thing with Lester is that they caught it early on and it's treatable. That's the important thing. I believe Lester will be okay, he's a tough sonofabitch.
Speaking of which, one of my friends from LJ Courtney and a few of her friends came up with this great idea about making silicone bracelets(and even t-shirts) in support of Lester. It's called The Lester Project
. It's a great idea, I think, and I thought I'd let other people know about it as well. It's still in stages of infancy, so bear with them. There's also a MySpace page
for it, in case you want more information there.