Theo Epstein thought about using deer urine to lure Jon Lester
New Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is renowned as an avid hunter, which led Theo Epstein to consider an unusual recruitment technique.
Theo Epstein recruited Jon Lester w/o climbing into a deer stand. But he joked: "I was ready to soak myself in deer urine if necessary.''— Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) December 15, 2014
Epstein's actual pitch probably included steak dinners at nice restaurants, trading in camouflage for suits. It's good to know Epstein was willing to do whatever it took, though.
Now that Lester has signed, he can hurry back to Georgia in time for the rest of deer season.
- Dan Gartland