Cubs tab Jon Lester over Jake Arrieta as opening-day starter

It’s a difficult choice any manager would love to have — which ace pitcher to start on opening day.
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Joe Maddon said Thursday the defending World Series champion Cubs will go with Jon Lester, last season’s National League Cy Young runner-up, when they open the regular season against the Cardinals on April 2.

Lester, who was 19-5 last year with a 2.44 ERA and 197 strikeouts, got the nod over Jake Arrieta, who was 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA and 190 Ks.

Womens Wilbert Montgomery Jersey I had the conversation this morning, Maddon said Thursday, via ESPN. I called Jon Lester and asked Jonny if he’d mind being the Opening Day starter. He’s earned it and deserved it. I also talked to Jake about being the No. 2 guy. Jake understood why we went with Jon first.

Said Jeter’s representative, Stephen Michelini, before the city’s Variance Review Board: People hang out there. They’re looking for snapshots. They come at all times of the day and night. … The neighbors themselves have become the enforcers here, and frankly, they’re getting a little tired of it.

Among complaints from the neighborhood, the visitors — including paparazzi — have destroyed landscaping, antagonized dogs, even flown drones. According to the Times, a water taxi company even created a tour of Davis Islands with the mansion — St. Jetersburg — as its main attraction.

When Jeter built the nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom bayside mansion, with two three-car garages in 2009, he got a variance from the city to build a 6-foot-tall fence instead of the 4 feet that city regulations allow.

With the variance, Jeter will replace the existing 6-foot-tall wrought-iron gate with one that its 8 feet tall at its arched center and that has sheet metal backing the wrought iron so looky-loos can’t see into the property.

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