“Guys having a beer after their start has been going on for the last 100 years,” Lackey said. “This is retarded. It’s not like we were sitting up there doing it every night. It’s not even close to what people think.” -John Lackey
I agree on everything Lackey is saying here. The Red Sox needed a scapegoats and used the “beer and chicken” debacle as their excuse. Lackey since has issued an apology for using the word retarded. I’m in the midst of writing a long Lackey article that I hope to post tomorrow about his struggles on and off the field last year.