January 08, 2005

D-Lowe a Dodger?

We've had plenty of time to get used to the idea that Redsox pitcher Derek Lowe would not be returning to the team in 2005.

I've always liked d-lowe, and he is a great clutch pitcher. He has won some seriously important post-season games for the sox. That great closer performance against Oakland in 2003, and don't forget that he was the winning pitcher for all three series-clinching games of the 2004 post-season.

But he struggles in the regular season, and he and the redsox front-office seem to be like oil and water. So we've known since mid-season that he wouldn't be back.

Now the word is that he's close to a deal to join the LA Dodgers. The thing is, my favorite National League team is the San Francisco Giants -- who, BTW, play in the second nicest ballpark in America. And the traditional rivals of the Giants, their "Yankees", are the Dodgers.

So I guess I'll be rooting against Derek next year. But I thank him for his accomplishments with the Redsox, and I wish him well.

Posted by jackhodgson at January 8, 2005 11:35 AM