TORONTO — In his first game in the majors, back in 2002, John Lackey gave up a home run to Alex Rodriguez. Years later, Rodriguez admitted that he used performance-enhancing drugs during that season. Now Lackey will likely face Rodriguez on Saturday when he starts against the Yankees. Once again, his drug use is an issue. Lackey doesn’t believe it’s fair Rodriguez is on the field. “I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do,” Lackey told the Globe 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.”
Wah wah wah, crying like a little bitch. All this is, is Lackey making excuses for the change up that he is going to leave over the middle of the plate and ARod is going to deposit through a car window on Saturday. Preemptive excuses from a mediocre pitcher because he didn’t have to balls to needle up when the going got tough like most of baseball did.
This is the thing that pisses me off the most about the whole steroid situation, current and former players complaining. First of all, they all agreed to the same appeals process and testing. If they don’t like it, go play in Japan. But the worst thing is these high and mighty assholes who PLAYED AND WON WITH STEROID USERS. Damon said 2009 was tainted but didn’t give a fuck about Manny and Papi in 2004, just the way Lackey didn’t care about Troy Glaus in 2002. Everyone who has admitted to being a part of steroid use has said that everyone else knew, so guys like Lackey should have confronted users in the locker room. Not cry when you get lit up like a Christmas tree because you suck.
PS: I don’t want to say we need a sweep but we kind of do.