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Jon Lester is expected to be the Cubs’ Game 1 starter when the NLDS kicks off at Wrigley on Friday against either the Mets or Giants. That’s Jon Lester. Not NBC anchor Lester Holt, who is old and who scouts say has 55 command at best, barely fourth-starter potential. Just so we’re clear.

We’re late on this (we never would have known about it if Randall J. Sanders hadn’t noticed) but I think it’s worth the wait. Last week, presidential debate moderator Holt drew the ire of some Trump supporters by asking questions of Donald Trump about his insane statements and policies, and by attempting to keep him on track. The next morning those Trumplings ran to Twitter and tweeted at the first “Lester” they could find.


For next Sunday night’s debate, forget the fact-checking. Make sure your second screen is a search for Jon Lester’s mentions.

Deputy editor | Deadspin

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