Mike Lowell. Dustin Pedroia. Kevin Youkilis. Tim Wakefield. These Red Sox players are synonymous with past Sox names such as Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Rick Burleson and Dwight Evans in that they come to the ballpark to play baseball. Period. There are no antics. There is no “Manny being Manny”. These players don’t complain about their contracts or moan that the Red Sox brass doesn’t care about them.
Mike Lowell announced he is retiring this season after playing 13 seasons in Major League Baseball.
Mike is a fan favorite and will be missed. How can you not like Mike? So it is no surprise that the Red Sox announced that their October 2, 2010 game against the Yankees has been designated "Thanks, Mike Night."
I bet we will see Mr. Lowell in some capacity for years to come – whether it be as a coach or analyst for ESPN or one of the major networks. Good luck Mike.