Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Will Be Bouncing His Throws To First Base This Year… On Purpose
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has come up with a super new solution to his yips. This season the north side’s ace will be bouncing his throws to first base… on purpose… like a bounce pass in basketball. Seriously.
As anyone who follows baseball with any regularity knows, Lester has consistently had problems with throwing the baseball to any base other than home plate. He has failed at it so often it’s completely gotten in his head and every throw to a base is always an adventure.
So this year his new strategy is to skip accidentally bouncing his throws and just go ahead and do it intentionally.
Here’s a look at how this plan has been working out so far in Spring Training.
Well, that might have worked. You know, if someone had told first baseman Efren Navarro that Lester was going to do that BEFORE the game.