Monday, May 16, 2011

Supporting The Lackey Family

John Lackey's struggles on the mound have been well-documented—here and elsewhere. But his challenges off the mound have not been as well known. John Lackey's wife has been battling breast cancer. Peter Abraham of the Globe has passed on a suggestion from one of his readers that fans wear pink in John's next start to show support for him and his family.

When situations like this arise, it becomes crystal clear that baseball games are not the important struggles we sometimes make them out to be—not in the bigger picture. We wholeheartedly endorse the wearing of pink on Tuesday to show John our support.