Red Sox Players Have Slumber Party At Fenway

The logic behind this, actually makes sense. Believe it or not. Clay Buchholz, John Lackey and Mike Napoli had a long and eventful Easter Sunday game which ran into the late hours–11pm to be exact.  Monday’s game was set to coincide with Patriot’s Day activities at 11:05 am, so it makes sense as to why the pitching trio would opt to just stay at the ballpark. Buchholz was...
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John Lackey Gives Mike Napoli A Head Rub During Saturday’s Red Sox Game (GIF)

Close friendships between teammates have become a defining characteristic of the Boston Red Sox. Team chemistry was even a huge factor in their 2013 World Series run. So maybe John Lackey was just trying to strengthen that chemistry when he took the time to give Mike Napoli a pretty strong head rub in the dugout during the bottom of the third inning in Saturday’s game against...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Rubs Mike Napoli’s Head, Building Team Chemistry While Ruining My Lunch

If you take nothing else from today’s Red Sox/Orioles game (which is still in progress), know that this was the day that John Lackey massaged Mike Napoli’s head in a manner so odd that even had Jerry Remy was pushed to suggest, “That’s almost too much for TV.” It’s actually not all that bad. But it does recall a similarly baffling scene a few years back when Julian Tavarez...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Orioles Rough Up Lackey, Red Sox in 8-4 Win

The Boston Red Sox returned home from their road trip and began a seven-game homestand on Friday night. It did not start off the way they hoped. Jonathan Schoop had four hits with two RBIs to help the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-4 win over the local nine. John Lackey took the loss in this one as the O’s roughed him up for six runs on 10 hits and four walks in 5.1 innings of work...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Real Slim Lackey Please Stand Up

  If you listened to any sports talk last week, you would have heard a lot of well-deserved praise for John Lackey. You would have also heard a lot of nonsense. Lackey was hurt in 2012, his struggles had nothing to do with chicken and beer. Lackey is so much better than that a-hole Beckett. Lackey is going to win a lot more games than last year. I can’t wait to hear what these...
Via Surviving Grady
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Surrenders Four Long Balls, Boston Red Sox Fall to New York Yankees 7-4

Today marked the third time the Boston Red Sox played the New York Yankees this season. The series was tied at one a piece, and the winner of today’s game would have an advantage in the season series. Boston sent John Lackey to the mound while New York sent out 39 year old Hiroki Kuroda. Yankees Go Yard off Lackey, Hit Five Homeruns Total In total, John Lackey surrendered six earned...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Opinion: Boston should wait on John Lackey extension

The Boston Red Sox have solid financial flexibility over the next few seasons. They can be just about as creative as they want starting next year in free agency and with extensions when it comes to the outfield, the bench and the starting rotation. However, as the Boston Herald's Chris Villani opines, the team should take a wait-and-see approach with right-hander John Lackey...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Confessions of a Lackey fan

Source I never expected to look forward to John Lackey’s starts. I was just as exasperated with Lackey’s surliness as any other fan following the great Beer and Chicken Debacle of 2011. Annoyed with Lackey’s refusals to own up to his part in the collapse, I was happy to forget he even existed during the horrendous 2012 campaign as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. And...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Stepping Up, Carrying Momentum Into 2014 For Red Sox

BOSTON — John Lackey isn’t going to sneak up on anyone this year. It doesn’t matter. Lackey proved last season — his first after Tommy John surgery — he’s a very good big league pitcher despite the struggles he endured during his first two campaigns with the Red Sox. The right-hander has carried that momentum into 2014, putting together another strong performance Monday...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week Honors For Six-Strikeout Start

John Lackey started off the season right for the Boston Red Sox. The righty earned Amica Pitcher of the Week honors for his season-debut performance on Wednesday. Lackey earned the win after striking out six batters and allowing just three hits and one walk in six innings against the Baltimore Orioles. Lackey had a bounce-back season in 2013, when he had a 3.52 ERA while striking...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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