Heartless Red Sox Pitcher Ditches Wife Battling Breast Cancer

red sox pitcher john lackeyRed Sox pitcher John Lackey is filing for divorce from his wife of almost three years, Krista, who is battling breast cancer. Lackey filed on August 30, claiming "the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities." But talk about really awful timing! Friends say she underwent chemo in June and had a double mastectomy back in March.

Lackey backers might say this is just a coincidence, but I'm not so sure. I can't think of any very good excuse for him to file for what is obviously a very public divorce (being that he's a MLB player) from his wife who is going through such a difficult time. Unless, of course, it's what she wants, and she's better off without him. But who would want to deal with the stress of a divorce in the middle of their battle against cancer?

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But if she's not the one who called the shots on this, he's really a total scuz! Maybe Lackey wants out of his (let's be honest -- short-lived) marriage, but how about respecting what they had as a couple? What about having the compassion to support her -- at least PUBLICLY, just by even putting off the inevitable -- until she's better?

I also can't help but wonder if he's blaming her for his game that's gone completely haywire ... or if somehow, their marital woes and her sickness have affected his game? Either way, judging from his performance this season, he seems to have quite a few "issues" on and off the field. I'm not sure a divorce is the answer, but hopefully, without having to contend with "discord or conflict of personalities," Krista will be even better off and beat cancer completely.

Do you think John Lackey should have filed for divorce while his wife is battling cancer?


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