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John Lackey Got Wild On The Basepaths

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Cubs pitcher John Lackey is 38 years old and, going into last night’s game against the Reds, had never stolen a base. That changed in the bottom of the fourth inning, when Lackey hit a two-out single and then, somehow, stole second.


Unfortunately, the glow of Lackey’s accomplishment faded quickly. Just a few pitches later, he got himself caught between second and third and was picked off in embarrassing fashion to end the inning:

Okay, now everyone make fun of him:


The good news is that Lackey’s teammates now have something to remind him about the next time he barks at them for misplaying a ball.

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