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Jon Lester Personally Responds To Angry Tweets From Red Sox Fans After Signing With Cubs

Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sund
Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

You can't knock Jon Lester's follow-through.

The star pitcher, who won 110 games and two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox, personally responded to negative tweets from fans after he signed a $155 million contract this week with the Chicago Cubs. The deal dashed all hopes that Lester might re-join the Red Sox after he was traded to the Oakland A's midseason in 2014.

While many wished him well on social media, some threw nasty stuff at the ace. Lester answered with diplomacy.

He began the dialogue Wednesday with this:

And here's a sampling of exchanges:

Altogether, Lester responded to some 300 fans on Twitter before calling it a night.

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