So here’s what’s overwhelmingly weird about writing today’s Parade Magazine cover story:
30 million people will read it, give or take 11 people or so. That’s the Rose Bowl, filled to capacity, times three hundred. What’s more overwhelming is the notion that 30 million people are reading about Jon Lester, who beat cancer to a) win a World Series; b) pitch a no-hitter; and c) thinks there’s nothing special about any of it. And the idea that both Jon Lester and the 30 million people who will read about it consider themselves nothing but people — nothing more, nothing less — is a very humbling thought, indeed. Go, Jon Lester. Go, America.