If you were listening very closely, you would've heard a determined cheer from a small group of San Francisco Giant fans when John Lackey signed with the Boston Red Sox. When the 31-year-old right-hander decided to take the (most) money and run to the East Coast, the last hanging chad from that brutal 2002 World Series was clipped and the October cluster-fornication could be forgotten, once and for all. For those who've mercifully managed the trick, Lackey was the Game Seven starter who stymied the Gents and helped deliver the coup de grace after the infamous Game Six unraveling. Consequently, the man was a nagging little reminder under the Halo. The Twin Troys (Percival and Glaus) may be gone. Scott Spiezio, Garret Anderson, David Eckstein, Darin Erstad, Tim Salmon, and Francisco Rodrigue ...
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