More From the Friends Becoming Rivals Tonight: Smack Talk, Perfect Game, Game-Planning, More

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More From the Friends Becoming Rivals Tonight: Smack Talk, Perfect Game, Game-Planning, More

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I don’t know how much emotional meandering people are into before Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber make their return to Wrigley Field tonight, but for me, I was curious about all of it. I wanted to hear what they were saying, to know what the Cubs were thinking, and – to be honest – to see how I’ll feel when they actually take the field.

I gotta wait for tonight on that last part, but in the meantime, some of the comments flying before the game, and some of the fun:

Lester wants a perfect game with 27 strikeouts, naturally:

Take him down, Dave:

In all seriousness, if there are any little secret, subtle tricks that have heretofore remained undiscovered, Ross and the Cubs are gonna know how to exploit them …

A couple of former teammates honored Lester before the game in their own fun way:

Pre-game hugs:

The Cubs will pay tribute to Lester and Schwarber on the video board, I expect, and in the meantime, you can remember this moment:

Pod hit on this stuff today, too:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.