I know Mike Lowell hasn't been at top form for awhile and I knew it was time for him to retire, but I'm still sad to see him go. Reading Beth's tribute to him made it all sink in. There will be no more heroics from Scenic Lowell for the Sox.
So I did a little digital searching of my own. He grabbed my heart pretty early on, despite replacing my beloved Billy Mueller. When he and Youkilis anchored first and third, it was pure poetry. The man could turn a mean double play. He also knows the hidden-ball trick. Three letters: MVP. I just wish he could have really played third base forever.