Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz (34) hugs starting pitcher Jon Lester (right) after they were both taken out of the game during the eighth inning of game five of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Lester takes out full page ad thanking Boston Red Sox fans

The Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland A’s earlier this week, thus ending a long tenure for the starting ace with the Red Sox.

Lester and the Red Sox parted ways on good terms, as there’s an open-ended relationship between the two sides that may be revisited at a later date. But for now, Lester is in Oakland and he’s looking back East at Red Sox fans with a twinkle in his eye — a twinkle of thanks an appreciation.

Lester took out a full page ad in the Boston Globe to thank Red Sox fans for their support over the years and to show his appreciation for all that Beantown stood for during his time there.

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It’s a really touching gesture from Lester to thank Red Sox fans for their support of him over the years, as the two side 4304 have stuck by one another through thick an thin. This also isn’t a good-bye, or least not a permanent one, as Lester has shown a willingness to re-sign with Boston in the winter, which means this tearful and heartfelt farewell may only be temporary.

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