Two weeks ago, I begged other Cubs fans to watch John Lackey pitch this October. After his performance both on the mound and leaving it Thursday night, I again step before Cubs Nation at large and submit that Lackey should be Cubs' GM Jim Hendry's top target in free agency this winter. Lackey showed, yet again, that he's a big game pitcher. He came out dealing and battled through more miserable "work" from umpires to keep the Angels in the lead into the seventh inning. In that seventh, after a fourth ball call for Jorge Posada that was (as least) questionable and then a walk to Derek Jeter, Angels manager Mike Scioscia came out to remove Lackey from the game. The Angels had a four-run lead. Lackey's reaction, part of which you see in the photo on this article, is what I loved about him. Th ...
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