John Lackey: Email Me And I Will Fight You

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C'mon tough guy. I'll throw you through a wall.

Are you, Dear Reader, bewildered by my sudden hostility towards a member of the Anaheim Fat Angels? Well then, apparently you haven't read Lackey's postgame comments from last evening. Looks like someone went a little hard on the Aggro Crisco.

"It's way different than last year," said Lackey, who was 0-1 with a 2.63 ERA in two starts this postseason. "We are way better than they are. We lost to a team not as good as us."

Then Lackey was asked to describe the feeling in the clubhouse, and without hesitation and with clear irritation, he shot back, "like I want to throw somebody through a wall."

"[On Sunday] they scored on a pop fly they called a hit, which is a joke," said Lackey, referring to a popup that was misplayed into three runs. "[On Monday], they score on a broken-bat ground ball and a fly ball anywhere else in America [except in Fenway Park]. And [Pedroia's] fist-pumping on second like he did something great."

Oh, you whiny little mushroom head. I'm sure it hurts to lose. You're a competitive guy. Heck, I even complimented you the other night. I admit Pedroia can be kind of annoying to the opposition so I'll cut you a little slack there. But to flat out claim that you're a better team, but lost, well that's the oldest sore loser line in the book. It's not like this series went the distance. You took ONE GAME. You had two at home. You sir, are a tremendous imbecile, and if you'll oblige I'd like to fight you in public.

I'm sure Lackey isn't transferring any of his displeasure at the fact that the Angels hold a 2009 club option for him and he made his least amount of starts and had his lowest ERA+ since his rookie year. I'm sure none of that has anything to do with his anger.

Hang in there, kid. You're going to make a great Jarrod Washburn.

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Hang in there, kid. You're going to make a great Jarrod Washburn.


"..............." = slow clap

"they scored on a pop fly they called a hit, which is a joke"

Who cares how it was scored? Is he in a playoff fantasy league? The real joke is your CF's 7 gold gloves.

Yes, he is whining and shouldn't have said all this so soon after being eliminated, but I agree with him. Maybe not in this specific scenario, but I agree in the sense that better teams lose in the playoffs, especially the first round, all the time.

How many games did the Cards win when they won it all? 83? I am sure they beat better teams just by getting hot at the right moment. You will never convince me that the 2002 A's weren't the best team in the AL that year (sorry, BC), even though they lost to the Twins in 5 games.

This all leads up to my point: when I am commish of MLB, the ALDS will be 7 games, homefield advantage will be based on record, and the A's get in every year.

fight fight fight!

I bet a lot of Angel fans are wishing the Yankees had won the wild card.

Farthammer, is that your passive aggressive attempt at rationalizing the 2002 A's? Come clean.

Oh nevermind you actually mentioned them...i should have read the whole thing sorry. this post has seen some poor commenting by me.


Fartie brings up a good point, and what I always say when people bitch about Bobby Cox not winning more championships. All you can do is get them to the postseason. From there its a crapshoot.

But are the Angels a better team? They got to play the Mariners, A's and Rangers 18 times each. Boston was in a much tougher divison.

But who cares about the Angels anyways.

I'd comment on the Angels but I have to leave this thread to beat the traffic.


You are right, which is why I said I don't agree with Lackey in this particular scenario, but agree on the whole. I also agree that nobody cares about the Angels.

Why is a 5-game series a "crapshoot?" It's FIVE GAMES, not the NCAA Tournament! The 'better' team 'needs' seven games to advance? That's nonsense. If you're clearly the better team, you win three games. If you're not, then maybe you win, maybe you lose.

I concur that a hot team (see: 2007 Colorado, 2006 St. Louis) can put together a great run at the right time and advance, but isn't that the point of the MLB season? It's 162 games. If you're awesome April-June, decent in July-August, and just okay in September-October, that shit is on you, homie.

I agree, though, that the teams with the 2 best records should get home field in the first round. If you're a wildcard, why be punished just because you play in a tough division?

/worked up

The Red Sox outscored their opponents by 83 more runs than the Angels did. Nice gaudy record for the Anaheim Rally Monkeys, but they were no better than the seventh best team in the AL.

Oh oh! I hate the Angels too.

Yo John, when your number 3 hitter sports an 1.100 OPS with ONE RBI, it ain't Fenway's fault.

Yeah but the 2006 Twins were better than the 2006 A's. FACE.

Point conceded to BC.

I am still mad at Torii

Hope everything is ok with him in the future! Cheers, selling a used car

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