Yesterday’s win was nothing on par with the Lazarus act that defined the Mother’s Day Miracle. But Nick Green’s first-pitch-swinging shot around Pesky’s Pole–which gave the Sox the rubber game of the Atlanta series in the blink of an eye–was the perfect complement to all the neckties and Stetson being doled out on Father’s Day.
Still, my favorite memory from this past weekend’s series was the standing O for D-Lowe in his first pitching engagement at Fenway since 2004. And why would we expect anything less for a returning hero from The Greatest Season Ever (at least one who doesn’t show up in pinstripes).
In case you missed Lowe’s grand re-entrance, or were spending quality time with your parole officer during the game, here it is:
It’s interesting how in that clip, Lowe almost doesn’t know how to react, making an awkward motion to take off his cap, then stopping. But I can’t imagine that he’d think he wouldn’t get a standing O from the Fenway Faithful.