Editor’s Note: With the sport of baseball heating up the past couple of weeks, we revisited one of Mossy Oak’s Pro Staffers, Jon Lester. As a pitcher, Lester won the last game in the 2007 World Series. He pitched in games one and five for the Red Sox in the 2013 World Series and won both those games, enabling Boston to be the 2013 World Series championship team. Jon has been playing in the major League for 8 years as a pitcher and enjoys being outdoors.
Question: Jon, you play on two teams - the Boston Red Sox and the Mossy Oak hunting teams. How do these two teams fit together?
Lester: If the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, playoffs happen during deer season. I didn’t get home until November 5th of 2013. When I get home, after I’ve had some down time, I like to go to the Midwest and hunt with Mark and Terry Drury, although I didn’t get to in 2013. But my team went to the World Series, and that was the ultimate goal for the Boston Red Sox. That’s my job, and my job has to come first. I look forward to being a part of the Mossy Oak team and a part of the Mossy Oak family and reconnecting with the friends and the outdoor experience that’s Mossy Oak. I feel really blessed to be a part of two great organizations: the Boston Red Sox baseball team and the Mossy Oak hunting team. It’s great to have my name next to Mossy Oak and represent the Mossy Oak family whether I’m playing baseball or hunting. I enjoy and cherish my relationship with Mossy Oak. I like meeting the other Mossy Oak Pro Staff members, hanging out with them and sometimes getting to hunt with them.
For more information on Jon Lester, visit http://m.mlb.com/player/452657/jon-lester
Watch Jon Lester talk about responsibility of being a role model.