has fancy plans, and pants to match
- Apr 12, 2001
The fact that Lowe was the winning pitcher in the clinching games of the ALDS, ALCS and World Series is almost as shocking as the Sox coming back down 0-3 against the Yankees. I mean there was chatter that the Sox would be better if he wasn't going to be on the postseason roster. What a turnaround by him.I'll always remember Derek Lowe walking off the mound after the seventh inning and Pedro coming out of the dugout to greet him and what a great chuckle they both had over what had been accomplished. Sometimes the cameras do catch the good stuff.
Edit: a few things that I remember, after Game 3 I was so annoyed and despondent about the Red Sox that I blew off free tickets to the Pats/Seahawks game and a Living Colour/Public Enemy show at the House of Blues and put away my Sox hat. I wore a 1986 Seattle Mariners hat that day and did not take it off until the final out of the World Series.
My wife and I were engaged but weren't living together. She's a Yankees fan, so she could not care less and was at her place while my life-long friends and I were at Oulde Magoon's Saloon in Somerville. It was almost exactly how I imagined the Sox winning the World Series to be. Bedlam and flanked by friends as we jumped up and down, spilling booze and not having a care in the world. Anyway, I called up my wife (she was asleep so i went to voice mail) and just screamed as loud as I could because I was so happy. The next morning she heard the message and proceeded to call me over and over and over again. I didn't pick up because I got home very late. She thought that I was dead. Which after she witnessed what the Sox did to her Yankees weeks prior, she should have known that it's damn near imposible to kill a Bostonian.