Go Sox! Congratulations, Mike Lowell!

Boston Red SoxWell, the Red Sox did it again! They came back from a deficit in the ALCS to win the pennant and then went on to sweep the World Series.

A minute that used to recur like a comet, once 86 years or so and missed by generations of Sox fans, is now beginning to feel like a birthright. For the second time in four seasons, the Red Sox are World Series champions, Francona and the rest of the Sox dugout borne onto Coors Field last night by the same wave of euphoria that struck in 2004 …

The Sox join the Yankees as the only American League teams to sweep in successive Series appearances, and the third team overall, Cincinnati doing it in 1976 and 1990. The Sox became the 20th team in 103 years of World Series play to win by sweep.

Mike Lowell - Boston Red SoxBut, as excited as I am about the Red Sox winning the series, I am really happy for Red Sox third-baseman Mike Lowell. Lowell was named the Series MVP after batting .400 (6 for 15) with six runs and four RBIs.

I have been following Mike Lowell since his Florida Marlins days (when the 2003 Marlins also won the World Series and Josh Beckett received the MVP). Lowell is a hard-working, down-to-earth, rock-steady player who often doesn’t get enough credit for his game, and it was nice to see him get recognized with the MVP last night. His future with Boston is up in the air right now, but I hope the Red Sox do what they need to in order to keep him on the team. He is a great player, and I would hate to see him go.

Go Sox! And congratulations, Mike Lowell!

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3 Comments

  1. Barrie says:

    Congratulations Red Sox fans, you are a very deserving fan base for a very talented Baseball team. Mike Lowell is really a class act. I have been a fan of his since he first went to the Florida Marlins. He is a great team leader and a great example of a good hard working athlete. I sure hope that the ownership of the Red Sox do the right thing and keep Mike around.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi Barrie,

    I agree. As far as I’m concerned, if Lowell came with Beckett, then if Beckett stays, Lowell should stay too! (But I know it doesn’t work that way.)

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