Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey is in the second year of a five-year contract that totals $82.5 million. And he has a 6.41 ERA in 160 innings pitched.
If you follow baseball much at all, you know that a 6.41 ERA is beyond pathetic, even for, say, a lowly regarded rookie pitcher. And Lackey's being paid to be an ace, or at least close to it.
Well, just when you thought that he couldn't be any more of a disappointment, this story comes out via TMZ:
Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey has filed to divorce his wife, Krista ... who is in the middle of battling breast cancer.
Lackey filed on August 30, according to court docs in Texas, claiming "the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities." Krista and John got married in November, 2008.
Sources close to the family tell TMZ ... Krista underwent a double mastectomy back in March and underwent chemo as recently as June.
The divorce petition says John and Krista had a prenup. It also says Lackey has "separate property" he wants to keep for himself.
Just sickening. We have no idea what's been going on with their relationship, but come on. You at least have to stick with her during this incredibly difficult time.
But really, what the hell could he be thinking? Even if deep down he didn't want to be with her anymore, doesn't he have any freaking clue about how bad this is going to make him look? He's already hated enough in Boston. I don't even know how he'll be able to walk out in public there now.
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