Re: John Lackey Deserves Some Respect
posted at 5/25/2013 1:04 PM EDT
In response to Sanfordson's comment:
In response to jimdavis' comment:
In response to ampoule's comment:
I agree, but why start another Lackey thread?
Because he has been getting bashed in thread after thread since he arrived. This board showed no mercy. Him getting some love now is totally appropriate.
Lackey is doing well now and the former Lackey haters are coming out of the closet. They are saying " I always expected more, he was overpaid, he had a bad attitude, --- but don't get me wrong " I will love the guy if he ever turns it around."
All is forgiven when a basher for years admits that he was impatient, assuming, flippant, obstinate, and uberpassionate ( without logic or reason) does a 180 degree about face and talks like a different person.
so your saying, multiple times on multiple threads under multiple names, that admitting they are wrong is.....wrong? I dont know what kind of mission you are on pike, but its not healthy.
I didnt like the signing, but always wished him well. I thought offering almost 16M per to a guy with obvious arm issues was incompetent. This was the start of the organization veering off course IMO. Signing the best available whether it was a good fit or not. "Make a splash".
It wasnt his fault they signed him and Im sure he tried his best. There were reasons not to like him as a fan. His demeanor on the mound towards his team mates after a missed play, never sounding like he was taking accountability for a bad performance with his, "The ball was coming out of may hand good" instead of just simply. "I stunk".
I understand his personal issue and realize these guys are human and not robots, no matter what they are making in terms of dollars and always take that into consideration. He was dealing with a bad arm which had to be frustrating him, an erratic personal life with a wife having cancer AND going through a divorce with her. Add to that a hostile fan base that was relentless when it came to piling on him. Taking that year off was the best thing that could happen.
Now that all that is behind him, he appears to be a totally different person in terms of attitude, and performance.He went through a lot in his life, both personally and professionally and came out the other side. Hes a stronger man because of it and he looks 100 times better out there. THAT is something to cheer for.