Once viewed as one of the ringleaders of the “Beer And Chicken” group of 2011, the 35-year-old has made an astounding comeback, both to the mound and in the eyes of the Fenway faithful. After missing all of 2012 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Lackey impressed his critics on the mound with his 3.52 regular season ERA and off of it with an attitude focused on winning and proving his doubters wrong.
Now his team sits one victory away from baseball’s promised land, and a chance to clinch the first World Series at Fenway Park since 1918.
“It would be awesome,” Lackey said Tuesday afternoon at Fenway. “As far as personally, I’m just thinking about executing pitches and trying to win a game. Hopefully we get to that point.”
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