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John Lester Buys Cubs Fans 47K Worth Of Beer

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is showing his appreciation to fans by buying them a cold one. Over the Halloween weekend, Lester took to Twitter saying the first beer is on him and instructed patrons to tell bartenders to “put it on hash-tag-Jons-tab.” In a tweet on Monday, Lester shared that he put 1,372 Miller Lite beers on his tab Sunday, bringing his grand total to 4,838 beers from Friday to Sunday. Lester spent $47,094.90 over the weekend, which included $31,082.63 on Miller Lites and $16,012.27 in gratuity. The left hander spent a little 47-thousand-dollars in four different establishments. That includes a 34-percent tip in homage to the number on the pitcher’s jersey. Lester purchased beers for fans at four local Chicago bars: HopSmith Tavern, The Lodge, Butch McGuire’s and She-nannigans. He thanked the bars, their staff and fans cheering from afar.
“Whether this is goodbye or see you next year, I love you Chicago,” Lester said in the tweet. (Metro News)

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