Jon Lester was just officially announced as a Chicago Cub:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) December 15, 2014
Of course he’s gonna have to change that Twitter handle, because if you play for the Cubs you can’t be #31. If you try to, you get a cease and desist letter from attorneys representing Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux.
Among the introductory remarks were Theo Epstein’s words to the effect that, as of now, the Cubs have transitioned into an era where they are “very serious” about winning the World Series.
Before they were just here for the Marriott Points.