Jon Lester Thanks Red Sox, Fans In Full-Page Boston Globe Ad (Photo)

NESN.com

It’s no secret that Jon Lester enjoyed his time with the Boston Red Sox.

As one of their starting aces since 2006, Lester was a key member of the Red Sox for two World Series victories. He threw a no-hitter for Boston in 2008. He even received support from Red Sox Nation when he was diagnosed with and recovered from having cancer.

So it’s not surprising that the fans weren’t the only ones who felt some type of emotion when Lester was traded to the Oakland Athletics — along with outfielder Jonny Gomes — in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes.

The always classy Lester took out a full page ad in The Boston Globe to thank the Red Sox organization and its fans.

Lester’s message:

“Dear Red Sox Nation,

I have a lifetime of great memories of Boston highlighted by 2 World Championships! Boston will always be home and the love that Red Sox Nation has shown…

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