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John Lackey brings intensity and a winning attitude to Cubs' rotation

John Lackey brings intensity and a winning attitude to Cubs' rotation

Most of John Lackey's baseball career is in his rear-view mirror, a long stretch of road that includes 2,608 innings over 14 big league seasons, two World Series rings, one major elbow surgery and $108 million in earnings.

All of which has left the 6-foot-6, 235-pound right-hander from Abilene, Texas, as satiated as a Great Dane that hasn't eaten in two days.

Fame, fortune, advancing age (37) and high mileage on his athletic odometer have done nothing to douse the fire that burns within Lackey, who could be just the kind of pitcher and personality the Chicago Cubs need to end their 107-year World Series drought.

"He's...

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