“It’s frustrating,” Lackey said. “It’s way different, this year from last year. They were better than us last year. They were not better than us this year. It’s 100, 180 degrees different.” “We lost to a team that’s not better than us,” “We are a better team than they are. The last two days, we shouldn’t have given up anything.” “[Sunday] night they scored three runs on a pop fly that was called a hit, which was a joke,” “[Monday] night they scored on a broken-bat ground ball and a fly ball that anywhere else in America is an out, and he’s fist-pumping on second base like he did something great.” Asked to describe his feelings, Lackey said, “Like I want to throw somebody through a wall.”
These are some of the biggest d-bag comments in a while. What a shock, this comes straight from John Lackey.
Two can play at this game Lackey. Instead of saying how the series was clearly not lost by you but rather the untimely hitting (which happens from time to time) and ass backwards base running (which should not happen to a team that prides themselves on “going first to third”… by the way, what team doesn’t want to go first to third?). You pitched great so what are the point to these comments? Forget it, because it’s time to start to worry about all the contracts that your team has coming up this offseason. Since you are so great maybe you can pitch every fifth day and then close games on the side. Unrealistic? Well maybe you can bat third when that spot opens up in a few months. John, you just got beat. All your key players batted well over .300 in the series (look it up) but they couldn’t slug the runners in when it counted.
Thankfully Curt Schilling is in Arizona somewhere and won’t be able to immediately retaliate. Would the universe implode if these two were at the same press conference?
In honor of being a d-bag right back to Lackey. I found these pictures that John and his wife had taken for their engagement.
Krista Lackey isn’t a bad looker but check out the photos in the link to see John’s double chin. Imagine having to deal with Lackey’s bitching on a daily basis. Although I guess we are all pretty used to it as this is the third time 3rd time in 5 years that the Sox have bounced the Angel’s from the playoffs.
UPDATE: Esquire Photography has asked us to remove the engagement photos from the website in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1999 we have done so. You can still view them (including Lackey’s double chins) at Esquire’s website.