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Jon Lester Bought Chicagoans $47,000 Worth of Miller Lite this Weekend

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Jon Lester’s days with the Cubs may be over after the team declined their $25 million team option, but he turned the bittersweet occasion into a positive by offering to buy the first round of Miller Lites for anyone who stopped by one of his four favorite city watering holes during the Halloween weekend:

Lester shared the tabs throughout the weekend. He also tipped 34 percent, in line with his jersey number:

ESPN’s Jesse Rogers crunched the numbers and revealed that Lester spent $47,000 buying Chicagoans Miller Lite over the weekend. Given that indoor service is suspended indefinitely at Chicago bars and restaurants and winter is coming, this is a nice boost to the tavern economy at a time when businesses have struggled.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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