ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 12: Pitcher John Lackey #41 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the New York Yankees on July 12, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 5-4. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
John Lackey is set for a busy day on Sunday.
The Angels pitcher will get the starting nod for the Halos on Sunday afternoon at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, facing a Rangers offense that suddenly has all the power of a student body vice-president.
Then, Lackey will head the half mile across a parking lot to Cowboys Stadium with some teammates to watch the Cowboys take on the New York Giants on Sunday night football.
Oh, yeah. Lackey won't be sitting in the midst of the hoi polloi. Rather, he'll be watching the game from his palatial sweet, giving North Texas sports fans another reason to hate the Los Angeles Angel.
Okay, I'm half-kidding.
Lackey is a native Texan, and a Cowboys fan. He grew up in Abilene, rooting for the Boys in their glory days, and played a year of baseball for UT Arlington, which should vindicate him somewhat in the minds of Rangers/Cowboys fans.
But this can't change the fact that, until the last out is recorded Sunday afternoon, Lackey is an Angel first and a Cowboys fan second. And Angels, as we all know, are a despicable and shiftless group.