Jon Heyman On Gresh & Zo: John Lackey ‘Just A Big Disappointment’

August 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Jon Heyman On Gresh & Zo: John Lackey ‘Just A Big Disappointment’
" CBSSports baseball columnist Jon Heyman called in to Gresh & Zo on Tuesday, and he weighed in on the “scandal” surrounding John Lackey drinking beer in the Red Sox’ clubhouse after a loss last week in Cleveland.

“John Lackey doesn’t need to be with the team,” Heyman said of Lackey, who hasn’t played this year due to Tommy John surgery. “And if he is with the team, he doesn’t need to be drinking beer, which last year was what got them in trouble and gave them a hangover — no pun intended — into this year. I think he should probably wait until he gets out of the clubhouse to drink his beer.

“To me he’s just been a major disappointment, start to finish: the pitching, off the field, everything else. He’s not what he’s cracked up to be, just a big disappointment.”

Heyman said he thought Lackey’s beer drinking warranted the coverage it got, but that folks may have blown it up into something bigger than it was.

“People are overreacting to the reaction, [but] to me it’s something he should not be doing,” Heyman said "

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