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Jon Lester reacts to new MLB CBA with hilarious Twitter response

Jon Lester reacts to new MLB CBA with hilarious Twitter response

As Major League Baseball is reveling in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that avoided any potential lockout, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester had the perfect response on Twitter:

Lester's issues throwing to first base are well known, as the "yips" have been a major talking point surrounding the veteran over his two years in Chicago and even during his last few months in Boston.

Lester has never shied away from poking fun at himself for his yips.

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Early in spring training this year, as Cubs pitchers began working on pickoff moves during practice, the group of reporters shifted their focus to the field Lester was working on, positioning themselves behind first base.

Lester's first throw was a lob well over the first baseman's head, sending the media scattering and inciting laughter from media and Cubs players alike. 

Lester just shrugged with a simple "Oops." 

As fans responded to his Tweet Thursday morning, the NLCS MVP had plenty of fun interacting to "Major League 2" references as well as the idea that Lester would have a "DT," designated thrower.

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Jon Lester returns to the Cubs in typical Lester fashion

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Jon Lester returns to the Cubs in typical Lester fashion

David Haugh, Matt Zahn, Jim Litke and Steve Wilkos join Kap on the panel.

0:00- Steve talks about the new season of "The Steve Wilkos Show". Plus, he talks about being a Chicago sports fan in the Northeast and his love for the Cubs and Bears.

9:30- The Cubs fall to the Dodgers but Jon Lester pitches well in his return.

14:00- Addison Russell begins his minor league assignment. When should the Cubs bring him back up to the majors?

20:30- JJ Stankevitz joins Kap from Halas Hall to discuss the Bears' plans for the draft.

23:00- Robbie Gould wants out of San Francisco. Could he be dealt this weekend during the draft?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Jon Lester returns and Addison Russell's future with the Cubs

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Jon Lester returns and Addison Russell's future with the Cubs

Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss Lester's return, the upcoming road trip, plus Addison Russell talks about his suspension.

01:00 Lester looked good in his return to the rotation

03:30 Bullpen getting help from unexpected sources

05:00 Was Almora's hair the reason he wasn't hitting homers?

06:45 Kris Byrant looking better at the plate

09:30 Cubs get ready for game at Arizona and Seattle

10:30 Addison Russell's future with the Cubs

18:30 Will Russell be with the Cubs on May 3rd when eligible?

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