Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mass Hysteria's Newest Reverse Jinx Target: Jon Lester

Here at Mass Hysteria, we constantly bash on athletes for poor performances, it's part of the landscape of this blog. But an interesting trend has arisen recently. This season every time Smarty or I make a negative comment about a player, they completely turn it around and play fantastic baseball. Some people we have ripped on recently that support this trend: Jonathan Papelbon, Carl Crawford, JD Drew, and Dustin Pedroia. We would like to continue this trend by trashing another struggling Red Sox player. Today's target of reverse jinx: Jon Lester

Jon Lester, what the hell are you doing? You were supposed to be the ace of the Red Sox staff and here you sit with an ERA of 5.40 over the past two weeks, and opponents have an OBA of .340. What the hell? Can the Sox move you back in the rotation, maybe have you miss tonight's start against the Yankees? Maybe start Tim Wakefield instead? I have a bad feeling about this game. Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that the Yankees are going to put up multiple innings of with multiple homeruns. Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter better not light him up! God Jon Lester, if you suck tonight I'm going to scream.