John Lackey Visits Cubs Camp, Presumably to Instill Appropriate Levels of Terror (UPDATE)

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John Lackey Visits Cubs Camp, Presumably to Instill Appropriate Levels of Terror (UPDATE)

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It started with a tease from his wife on Instagram this morning:

https://twitter.com/crawlyscubs/status/1232690050867044352

It was a pretty good guess that former Cubs starting pitcher/scary dude John Lackey was patrolling the Mesa grounds, looking for players to coach/devour.

Sure enough, the big righty is back with the Cubs to impart some wisdom and absorb some David Ross zingers:

It really does do some good to have as many recent former players around, in my view, not only because Lackey knows a lot of these guys, but also because you just never know what he might notice, mention to someone, get bounced off him, etc. Sometimes a stray comment winds up helping out some young pitcher in a way  you couldn’t possibly have predicted before the former player stopped by camp.

And, hey, otherwise, the Cubs can just use Lackey as the ultimate Boogeyman: GET YOUR REPS IN, KIDS, OR JOHN LACKEY WILL VISIT YOU IN YOUR NIGHTMARES.

UPDATE: Does a picture get any more perfect:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.