Tonight, our Feel Good Story takes on the O’s Feel Good Story as Jon Lester faces Jeremy Guthrie. What’s so feel-goody about Guthrie, you may ask? Well, for one thing, the dude is a devout Mormon who, as I wrote about on Fanhouse last year, believes he became a better pitcher after a two year mission through northern Spain:
“Things I never did prior to the mission I was able to do afterward, even though it wasn’t by my doing. It wasn’t something I expected or asked for. I didn’t want to be a missionary for two years so I could be a better baseball player. In high school, I worked 10 hours a day and lifted weights, and I wasn’t able to come close to achieving what I could when I got back.”
That’s all well and good, but with two losses in a row under our belts and four and a half games separating us from the Rays, I pray God and the Osmonds forgive me when I say I hope the Sox’ bats knock the tar outta Guthrie.