Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester spent nearly $50,000 on beers for fans over the weekend after the Chicago Cubs declined his $25 million mutual option for 2021.
In a tweet, the 36-year-old left-hander shared photos of tabs from four Chicago bars, which included $31,082.63 on Miller Lites and $16,012.27 in tips.
Thanks for coming out this weekend y’all! Yesterday we added 1,372 @MillerLites to my tab, bringing our grand total to 4,838. Shout out to all the bars, their staff, and those cheers-ing from afar! Whether this is goodbye or see you next year, I love you Chicago! #JonsTab pic.twitter.com/OTEIO2gOjc
— Jon Lester (@JLester34) November 2, 2020
Lester’s kind gesture comes as a possible goodbye to the Windy City, where he helped the Cubs win their first World Series in 108-years.
“Regardless of what’s next I want to thank the fans for the past 6 years. So this weekend I’m buying y’all my favorite beer,” Lester said.
Regardless of what's next I want to thank the fans for the past 6 years. So this weekend (10.30-11.1) Im buying y’all my favorite beer. Make a res at @Hopsmithchicago @LodgeTavern @ButchMcGuires @ShenannigansHOB & your 1st @MillerLite is on me. Just tell em to put it on #JonsTab
— Jon Lester (@JLester34) October 30, 2020
Lester is now a free agent and is able to be signed by any team in Major League Baseball!