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More encouraging signs for embattled Lackey

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08:13 AM ET 03.27 | John Lackey doesn't want to get ahead of himself, but he's certainly happy with a spring that included another encouraging start (101 pitches, 5+ innings, three runs, four walks, seven Ks against Tampa Bay's Class AAA team). Even though Lackey doesn't want to jinx himself, he has watched video of games involving the hitters who will play for the Toronto Blue Jays this season. That's the team he will face on April 6 at Rogers Centre in his first start in more than a year after Tommy John surgery. ... He feels better than he has in years, but he doesn't want to say it too loudly. But he now sees hope for a career that was very much in question after he signed a five-year, $82 million deal with the Red Sox two years ago.

The Boston Globe

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March 27, 2013  08:32 AM ET

We'll see.

March 27, 2013  08:34 AM ET

He still sounds like a muppet when he speaks.

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March 27, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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He still sounds like a muppet when he speaks.

Which muppet?

March 27, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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Which muppet?

A cross between Kermit and Animal.

March 27, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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And he, like everyone that wears a Boston uniform, looks ****.

I see you are in your usual early morning good spirits.

March 27, 2013  08:44 AM ET
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I see you are in your usual early morning good spirits.

I was actually paying a compliment, I don't know why FN blanked it out.

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March 27, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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Is Boston expected to contend this season?

Maybe by some delusional Red Sox fans.

March 27, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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Maybe by some delusional Red Sox fans.

Count me among them!

March 27, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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I was actually paying a compliment, I don't know why FN blanked it out.

Forgive me if I appear to be skeptical.

March 27, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Count me among them!

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March 27, 2013  08:48 AM ET

And I would be #2.

March 27, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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Count me among them!

I thought you better than that.

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March 27, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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Oh c'mon ... where's you team spirit?!

March 27, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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And I would be #2.

There ya go! A true fan never counts out their team before they even begin!

March 27, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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I thought you better than that.

What?

March 27, 2013  08:50 AM ET

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March 27, 2013  08:50 AM ET

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