What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
Guess what, Red Sox fans…Thanks to the window-peekers at TMZ.com, you have a whole new and far better reason for hating pitcher-turned money-sucking-douchehole John Lackey.
Forget about the $15,950,000 salary (which breaks down to $569,642.86 per start or $1,329,166.67 per win). Forget that he led the league in earned runs (114). Forget that he led the league in hit batsmen (19). Those just illustrate he is a lousy pitcher. What illustrates that he is a lousy human being is the fact he has filed to divorce his wife who is in the middle of battling breast cancer.
Lackey filed on August 30, according to court docs in Texas, claiming “the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.” Krista and John got married in November, 2008.
Sources close to the family tell TMZ … Krista underwent a double mastectomy back in March and underwent chemo as recently as June.
The divorce petition says John and Krista had a pre-nup. It also says Lackey has “separate property” he wants to keep for himself.
Naturally, the timing of this news forced the Red Sox to issue a statement…after all, it’s not like they have anything else to worry about…
The Red Sox just released a statement on Lackey’s behalf — telling us, “John Lackey is dealing with a deeply personal family issue, and it is one the Red Sox do not feel is appropriate for public debate. The Red Sox request that John and Krista’s privacy be respected.”
Here’s the part I don’t get. Doing this in the middle of what would prove to be a titanic collapse doesn’t seem to be the smart move. Don’t you think it would have been better to do this quietly sometime in the off-season when nobody would have cared? Then again, it’s not as if Lackey looks like a big-brain sort of guy.
Ok, Too Soxy For My Shirt, do you see why I always leave those hateful anti-SLackey comments on your blog?