Jon Lester Says He Still Uses GPS Directions When Driving to Oakland's Coliseum

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterAugust 15, 2014

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Driving to work is the worst.

Spending hours of your life shoving a vehicle through traffic is tantamount to torture, but not knowing exactly how to get to your destination makes it that much worse.

This is Jon Lester’s daily grind, and he's using technology to help make his adjustment to life with the Oakland A’s easier.

Lester told The Dan Patrick Show, via NBC on Yahoo Sports (h/t For The Win’s Nate Scott), Thursday that he’s still using the GPS on his smartphone to make his 40-minute commute to Coliseum: "Every day, I do the GPS on my phone, so I don’t get lost."

Lester also confirmed that he’s renting a home in the area. The A’s acquired Lester from the Boston Red Sox on July 31, trading away prized slugger Yoenis Cespedes to bolster their rotation with the 30-year-old lefty. 

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Grantland’s Jonah Keri believes Lester could end up back in Boston after the season: "Lester, a free agent after this season, has already expressed his interest in re-signing with Boston, and will be out of Oakland’s price range regardless. He’s a rental for a team committed to going for broke."

In any case, I sympathize with Lester’s GPS usage.

I moved to Chicago earlier this summer, and after two months in the city, I’m still all shoulders when drivers ask the best way to a destination. I have no idea. I just want to get to The Hangge-Uppe before 3 a.m., preferably alive.

The new-city struggle is real, Lester. Just keep using the GPS. We’ll figure it out or fall in an open manhole trying.


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