You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

Sports

John Lackey completes turn of redemption

Life is beautiful — and cruel.

If you were Daniel Bard Wednesday night, back home in Mississippi while your former teammates cavorted on the Fenway green as world champions, life was cruel.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week