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It finally happened: Jon Lester does the unthinkable, picks off a runner at first base

It finally happened: Jon Lester does the unthinkable, picks off a runner at first base

It finally happened. 

In the fifth inning of Saturday's Cubs-Cardinals game at Wrigley Field, Jon Lester did the unthinkable and picked off a runner at first base.

After reaching base via a two-out walk, Tommy Pham took a huge lead at first.

The Cubs ace surprised everyone — including Pham — when he actually threw (lobbed, actually) the ball to Anthony Rizzo, who tagged the Cardinals outfielder out.

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Here's video proof:

"Anthony was really goading him along there to try to do it and he did it," Maddon said. "That’s pretty solid moving forward."

The worst seventh-inning stretch performances of all time

The worst seventh-inning stretch performances of all time

Just 14 years ago, Cubs fans heard quite possibly the worst rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" ever. 

Ozzy Osbourne, lead vocalist for Black Sabbath, took the mic that 2003 afternoon at Wrigley and made eardrums bleed. It was that painful. 

It got "In the Loop" thinking, what were some other horrendous singing performances? 

From Da Coach to Scottie Pippen, the video above mashes up the worst of the worst. 

 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Javy Baez the most exciting athlete in Chicago?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Javy Baez the most exciting athlete in Chicago?

Sam Panayotovich (WGN Radio), Chris Emma (670 The Score), Danny Ecker (Crain’s Chicago) join Kap on the panel.  Double good news for the Cubs—they beat the Blue Jays and Jon Lester’s injury will only keep him out 1-2 starts. 

Plus, should the Cubs now think about extending Jake Arrieta? And is Javy Baez the most exciting athlete in Chicago?

Plus which is more likely to happen—Mike Glennon plays great against the Cardinals or Mitch Trubisky is terrible?

Listen to the full epidsode here: