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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Catching Up With Red Sox Pitcher Lackey

he chose to rehab with the Red Sox this year. He’s in the clubhouse every day, doing his work, talking only to teammates and clubbies.

“I’m still that guy,’’ he said. “Nothing has changed. A couple of things get blown out of proportion and people think you’re a different person. That’s just not right.’’

His Red Sox teammates invariably stuck up for him. And they seem sincere.

“A veteran told me a long time ago, you can’t fake your teammates,’’ said Lackey. “The guys in this room know who I am. Does it really matter if it gets out there? All [fans] care about is winning games.’’

“There always seems to be somebody who has to take the blame for things,’’ he said. “I absolutely don’t think it was [Francona’s] fault. We didn’t perform well down the stretch. He didn’t pitch any games.’’

Dan Shaughnessy and John Lackey team up for what turns out to be a pretty positive piece.

Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 27, 2012 at 09:23 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. tfbg9 Posted: March 27, 2012 at 09:59 AM (#4089982)
I read the article. And I have been doing so with CHB for a while. Dunno why.

Apparently, our favorite Eleanor Roosevelt lookalike never has to resign himself to "staircase wit", as he is always at the ready with a cutting rejoinder to fell these big galoots when they raise their feeble objections. He's a regular Al Jaffe.

Or maybe he embellishes? Nah!
   2. villageidiom Posted: March 27, 2012 at 12:09 PM (#4090196)
Apparently, our favorite Eleanor Roosevelt lookalike
I'm not entirely sure if you're referring to Dan Shaughnessy or John Lackey.
   3. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: March 27, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4090494)
Here's my dad's take on this piece:

"I accidentally read Shaughnessy’s “interview” with Lackey; it was like a witch stirring a cauldron of dicks."
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: March 27, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4090504)
Your Dad's ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to his newsletter.
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 27, 2012 at 07:13 PM (#4090697)
“I’m still that guy,’’

If you are referring to that guy who stinks at pitching...yep, that's you!

All [fans] care about is winning games.’’

Ironically, this is the only thing players should care about. Most fans just want to see a well played contest that is eventually won by the team they are supporting...a subtle difference.

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