Jul 20, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey (41) heads to the dugout after being relieved during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey has a problem with New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez


Boston Red Sox’s starting pitcher John Lackey apparently has a problem with New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, stating that the admitted PED user tainted Lackey’s own career.

Lackey also told the Boston Globe that the topic of A-Rod comes up quite often in the Red Sox’s clubhouse and that there are ‘strong feelings’ towards the embattled slugger.

Per Peter Abraham:

Lackey doesn’t believe it’s fair that Rodriguez is on the field.

“I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do,” Lackey said on Thursday. “How is he still playing? He obviously did something and he’s playing. I’m not sure that’s right . . . It’s pretty evident he’s been doing stuff for a lot of years I’ve been facing him.”

Lackey said the topic comes up frequently in the Red Sox clubhouse, especially among the pitchers.

“Sure, we talk about it,” he said. “But talking to the media about it is a little bit different. People have strong feelings.

“He took me deep the first time I faced him as a rookie, and he admitted to doing stuff back then. There are a lot of things I want back from him.”

While Lackey most certainly has a point, I’m not sure a guy who’s best known attribute is for divorcing his cancer stricken wife is a guy who needs to be handing out moral advice.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox John Lackey New York Yankees

  • Corethree

    Who is John Lackey?

  • Brian Longenecker

    Who is ARod? Is he related to AROID?