Wednesday was an emotional night for Cubs starter Jon Lester. The 36-year-old made perhaps his final home start at Wrigley Field with the team, acknowledging that possibility postgame.
Droves of Cubs fans on Twitter offered kind words for Lester, the pitcher who helped the Cubs become annual contenders and win the 2016 World Series. On Thursday, he showed his appreciation to Cubs Nation.
Replies to Lester's tweet show the respect and admiration Cubs fans have for him.
Here's to hoping Wednesday wasn't Lester's final Cubs start at Wrigley and he gets to pitch in front of the fans again, when it's safe for them to be there.
Whether it was his final home start with the Cubs or not, his impact on the franchise will be remembered forever.