Javier Baez

No anger issues here: Cubs let pitcher John Lackey be himself

No anger issues here: Cubs let pitcher John Lackey be himself

America will get another chance to see the raging bull that is John Lackey when the Chicago Cubs right-hander starts Game 4 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field Saturday night. Parents watching with young children might want to keep a finger on the mute button.

When Cubs second baseman Javier Baez threw away a potential double-play grounder in the first inning of a 10-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, Lackey screamed several obscenities, a display of frustration that, to the uninitiated, seemed an act of petulance.

When Cubs Manager Joe Maddon pulled Lackey from that Oct. 19 game in the fifth...

57°