John Lackey sort of looks like John Rocker. Apparently he’s just as big of a douchebag.
Lackey, who was the starting pitcher in the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader in New York, expressed anger at his postgame news conference over a text message he received inquiring about a personal issue.
“Let me tell you the truth. Thirty minutes before the game, I got a text message on my cellphone from one of you … somebody in the media, talking about personal stuff,” Lackey said. “And I shouldn’t even be standing up here having to deal with this. I’m sitting here listening to music. I don’t know who got my phone number, but that’s over the line.”
Lackey was testy from the start of the interview, bristling at a question about a “rocky” first inning, then muttering under his breath.
Lackey’s angry that he’s getting questions about his decision to file for divorce from his wife, who has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
The former Angels hurler, still owed at least $45.75 million over the next three seasons, has a 5.26 ERA with the Sox (6.41 this year).
After Angels fans booed him upon his return to Anaheim last year, the humorless turd responded, “That won’t be forgotten.”
Earlier this season he yelled at Carl Crawford after the Boston left fielder failed to catch a home run ball. Shades of Rocker and Randall Simon.