On October 2nd, the Red Sox will honor the retiring Mike Lowell at Fenway.
Maybe this is their attempt at an apology for consistently trying to trade him, admitting they had no confidence in his ability to return from injury, and effectively benching the 2007 World Series MVP.
Mike Lowell is all class, I don't know how he put up with the crap that he did.... Surely, at some point I would have snapped and let it all hang out. Which would have been followed by me being run out of town and picked up by a Pirates minor league affiliate.
It's too bad that the 36 year old third basemen is being remembered most for his internal struggle with injuries and the organization, because what he did for this team in was epic.
Considered a "toss in" and an already washed up cash cow in the Beckett deal, Mike Lowell turned his career around.
And good for him, he's had to go through injuries, two battles against cancer, and constant contract scrutiny. All the while he's kept his head up, had an amazing glove on the hot corner, and battled back to find his stroke at the plate.
Not to mention his ability to be the clubhouse bridge for the Latin and American players.
Good for you Mikey, and while I know you would never do it, I won't be offended if you flip the owner's box the bird after accepting your honor on the 2nd. Maybe just give them the Roger Clemens stare down?
If you haven't read the book "Deep Drive". Read it. It's absolutely worth it.