Earlier today, TMZ.com reported Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey has filed for divorce from his wife, Krista. The otherwise underachieving Lackey, who might’ve salvaged Boston’s postseason hopes with a relatively competent performance last night in the Bronx, might not be thrilled to have the public know he’s bailing on a woman who underwent a double mastectomy in March. At least that’s the impression the assembled press corps were left with last night when Lackey’s postgame remarks took on a slightly cryptic, decidedly hostile tone. From WEEI.com :
“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,” said Lackey. “And I shouldn’t even be standing up here having to deal with it. I’m sitting here listening to music. I don’t know who got my phone number, but that’s over the line. Anything else you guys want to talk about?”
Lackey did allow that he “felt good,” and that “considering the circumstances and needing a win,” he viewed the performance as being among his best with the Sox. He was then asked whether the pregame text message served as a distraction.
“This is unbelievable I’ve got to do this,” he lamented, with the session coming to an abrupt halt soon thereafter.