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Baseball quotes: John Lackey doesn't think Alex Rodriguez should be allowed to play

Former umpire Don Denkinger and Red Sox pitcher John Lackey chime in.

August 17, 2013|Times staff
  • Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey doesn't understand why New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is being allowed to play while he appeals his suspension for performance-enhancing drug use.
Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey doesn't understand why New York… (Pat Sullivan / Associated…)

"If it's set up properly, it will be the greatest thing to happen to Major League Baseball."

—Retired umpire Don Denkinger, best known for his blown call in the 1985 St. Louis Cardinals-Kansas City Royals World Series, to Time magazine on the proposed radical expansion of instant replay use.

"He took me deep the first time I faced him as a rookie, and he admitted to doing stuff back then. There are a lot of things I want back from him."

—Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, to the Boston Globe, after complaining that Alex Rodriguez should not be allowed to play while he appeals his suspension for violating baseball's drug policy.

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