Saturday, November 17, 2007


(With apologies to The Kinks and Ray Davies)

Photo courtesy of Yahoo! Sports

We got him from a club down in Florida
Where they won a World Series but all they wanted was Guillermo Mota

We got him in the deal with Josh Beckett
He cost a lot of dough; we figured what the heck
send us Lowell...(our MVP) Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell.

Well he's not the world's youngest third baseman
But when he hits those doubles we're all in heaven
Oh Mike Lowell. Lo-Lo-Lo-Lo Lowell.

Well he's not dumb and he has great hands
And when he's throws them out at first we all get up and stand
For Mike Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell.

Well he drank champagne while Paps danced all night
Under Granite City's Electric light
He's won two World Series' and an MVP
And he might end up being an MF Yankee

Well we are the world's most passionate fans
and we know what we want; we want this man
Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell.
Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell.

Don't push him away
Don't let him walk to the door
We're all on the floor
And all on our knees
Sign Mike Lowell now, oh Theo please

Cause that's the way that we want it to stay
And we always want it to be that way for Mike Lowell
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell

Youk will play first and Mike will play third
No need to mix up or muddle our perfect world.
Sign Mike Lowell.
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell.

Well he was at Disney just a day before
and we never saw him ride the teacups before
But Lowell smiled and played at being Grand
He lead the parade and we all gave him a hand

He might not be a twenty year-old man
But we know what he is and we're glad he's OUR man
And so is Lowell
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell.
Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lowell.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Red Sox World Series Holiday Cards

Isn't this just the cutest holiday card? It was designed by two of my sisters (one of them is SoxCruiser who also blogs here). I think they did a fabulous job and we've only had to wait two years for this card to become a perfect Red Sox holiday card (it was designed in 2005). The inside message says "Miracles Do Happen".

Now, if you're not into the cutesy snowman type card but want to celebrate the Sox winning another World Series, there's also a Red Sox Christmas tree card with the message "Celebrate the Joy of the Season" and the Sox did have a very joyous season. If you prefer a more traditional card, we also have an Angel card with the words "Peace Joy Hope" on the front.
All the proceeds from the sale of these cards goes to the ALS Association and has been earmarked to go towards research at the national level. Because Red Sox Nation is spread out all over the world, we wanted the money to help everyone and not just the patients in one state.
The cards cost $10 for a package of 20 cards and can be ordered by going to and click on the holiday cards link. You will be directed to the FL Chapter of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and they are handling all the card orders for us. You may pay by credit card over the Internet or you may place your order by phone at 1-888-257-1717.
Celebrate the Red Sox being the 2007 World Series Champions and help a great charity at the same time.
Speaking of ALS, it's great news that Curt Schilling will be back with the Sox for one more year. By the way, all the 2005 cards have K ALS somewhere on the card.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

"Re-Sign Lowell!" and other random thoughts

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I was talking with friends at the Rolling Rally on Tuesday (Y'all did know the Red Sox won the World Series, right???) and we were talking about how 'annoyed' Theo looked during post-game interviews on the field Sunday night. Regardless of which station it was on or who was doing the interview. Every time Theo was in the spotlight, there were hundreds of fans in Colorado chanting "Re-sign Low-ell!" and "Don't Sign A-Rod!". He couldn't get away from it.

I was annoyed by Theo's annoyance. I mean, what did he expect? ARod and Scott Boras make the dramatic announcement in the 8th inning of the final game of the World Series, and the world starts talking about the Sox picking ARod up. With technology being what it is, everyone at the stadium got the news at the same time the television-viewing public did. Theo had to know what was on the mind of the fans who chanted "MVP" every time Lowell came up to bat in Fenway in September. (Something that amused the hell out of me since we all knew he wouldn't get the AL MVP, yet we still wanted him to know he WAS the MVP...then he gets the World Series is funny sometimes - but I digress!)

So I thought Theo was being a little jerky. And then my friend mentioned something I hadn't thought of. Telling Theo to re-sign Lowell is akin to telling a pitcher to "throw strikes".

Holy cow, she was right. And it never occurred to me.

Of COURSE Theo knows he should try to re-sign Lowell. But there are many other things in play here. The possible hard-on that John Henry supposedly has for ARod. The fact that Mike Lowell just had a career year topped off by being World Series MVP (have I mentioned that the Red Sox won the World Series?) and he might want to test the free-agency waters to make his big pay day/final push at being in one place for the rest of his career.

I chanted 're-sign Lowell' at the Rolling Rally. I also chanted "Thank you" to Theo, Larry, Tom and John Henry...along with yelling for Kyle Snyder and basically screaming for the entire team.

But that doesn't mean I don't have a realistic view of what is going on here.

Mike Lowell has an opportunity to cash in on a huge payday. He has an opportunity to sign a long-term contract that will, most likely take him through the rest of his career. (In February 2008, Lowell turns 34.) He has explicitly stated that he would entertain the idea of playing for the Yankees (it's where he started his career) even though he also stated that the Red Sox are the team where he wants to stay.

The point being, Theo certainly has a say in whether or not Mike Lowell gets re-signed. But guess what folks? So does Mike Lowell. And in as much as I think the Red Sox should (and will) make a fair offer to him, it's going to be up to him as to whether he thinks 'fair' is good enough.

I think he deserves as much money as he can get. And I fervently hope that the offer he chooses is the one that comes from Boston. But if the unspeakable happens, and he ends up somewhere else, we're going to have to sit back and analyze all aspects of this situation before we start pointing fingers toward the ones we think are to blame for this.

Based on absolutely nothing but my own feelings, I have a strong belief that the Sox and Lowell are going to come to an agreement and "Mikey" will be on third for many years to come.

For now, I'm basking in the glory of a second World Championship, in my lifetime, and trying not to worry about the 'housekeeping' that's yet to come.