With all due respect to Clay Buchholz and yet anothah dominant performance and honest to goodness run at the Cy Young, I'd like to begin today with a melodramatic yet earnest tip o' the cap to Mike Lowell.
Lowell's decided to retiah at the end of the season. And he'll go out wearing Red Sox.
As someone born and raised in the town named for Mike Lowell, I second that emotion.
Lowell is etched in the annals of Boston glory as one of only two men who have won a World Series MVP award while wearing a Red Sox uniform.
His 2007 season was up there with some of the best Red Sox third base seasons of all time.
Makes it all the more poignant how swift has been the decline.
That which we are, we are; / One equal temper of heroic hearts, / Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will / To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.* å