The big news in the baseball world is that free-agent pitcher Jon Lester will not be returning to the Boston Red Sox next year and has instead signed a six year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.
And frustrated Boston fans — thanks in part to local radio personalities Billy Lanni and James Stewart who suggested that Red Sox management would eventually “smear” Lester as cover for not re-signing the star — started their own #SmearCampaign to sarcastically explain away management’s decision.
And now #SmearCampaign is trending nationally.
Here are some of the funnier ones we’ve seen:
And we’ll end it with this:
Yes, that would be great. Come on Jon, we’re waiting.
In the meantime, you can read all of the other great #SmearCampaign entries here.