We had several ideas for "extras" to add to the back of the book, and this was one of them. It didn't work out - mainly because we had so much from the 2004 players to use - but Bill recently posted the memories to his own blog, Boston Ball.
Jon Lester pitched for the Sarasota Red Sox (Florida State League) in 2004. He was 20 years old:
I came to Game Three up here against the Yankees. The bad one. I was just kind of thinking they were pretty outmatched. Obviously, being part of the organization you watch them. I followed them a little bit, but I was probably like 99 percent of the country, saying, "The Yankees are going to another World Series." But once they came back, I figured it would be over. ... I figured once they got to the World Series, it was going to be pretty easy for them.