Extry, Extry: John Lackey Not Unfeeling Monster

Every word on the internet to the contrary, the footage you see here seems to suggest that John Lackey — who has recently not only divorced his cancer-addled wife but also called her repeatedly to ask if her refrigerator is running — is not an unfeeling monster.

In fact, Lackey was roused enough by Boston prospect Ryan Lavarnway’s first major-league home run to offer a combination high-five/Top Gun-style hug to the young catcher.

When asked about the sequence after the game, Lackey said nothing, instead taking NotGraphs into his masculine embrace.

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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Navin
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What if NotGraphs didn’t want a hug from John Lackey? What a jerk.

steex
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steex

It did. We all know it did. It makes NotGraphs feel warm inside.

People only hate John Lackey because they love him too much.

eric
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eric

I like John Lackey, myself.