Jed Lowrie

Remember this day, April 15, 2008: after getting called up last week, Jed Lowrie made his debut for the Boston Red Sox.

I’d read about him since he was drafted in 2005, but I first saw Jed in person in 2006, when I first went to Spring Training.


March 14, 2006


March 15, 2006:  I captioned this “Jed Lowrie would be with the Sox right through April 2. Mark my words, he’ll be at Fenway in time!


March 16, 2006


Seems we’ve seen that fellow to Jed’s right, too!


April 1, 2006


April 2, 2006

Jed had a bit of a tough year in 2006 in Wilmington; injuries wiped out a chunk of his summer, and he never quite seemed on track that year. But spring 2007 brought a fresh start…


March 2, 2007


Whoops!


March 9, 2007

He moved up to Portland for 2007, but the great state of Maine couldn’t hold him–by midsummer he’d been promoted to Pawtucket.  And not incidentally, I could finally see him play in games that counted!

Did I mention that Jed obliged me by hitting two home runs, each with Jacoby on base, at the first PawSox game where I saw him?


August 5, 2007

Jed went on to earn Minor League Offensive Player of the Year honors for 2007.


September 26, 2007

In 2008 we saw a lot of Jed during the Rookie Development Program. He participated in New Stars for Young Stars


January 12, 2008

and in the signing at the Team Store


January 16, 2008

before participating in the PawSox Hot Stove Party.


January 19, 2008

And then it was off to Fort Myers again!

February 28, 2008, with Justin Masterson


March 5, 2008


March 6, 2008

I was sure Jed would get the call to Fenway this year, but didn’t think it would be so soon. I took advantage of the opportunity to shoot, if not on the field…

April 11, 2008


With Javier Lopez, April 13, 2008

Jed finally made his debut in Cleveland, getting his first hit, not to mention 3RBI. It’s only the very first step in what I’m sure will be a very exciting major league career. Can’t wait to shoot Jed on the field at Fenway. But in the meantime, congratulations, Jed!

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One comment

  1. redsox8585@earthlink.net

    Kelly,

    Great pictures as always. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Lowrie’s family would love to know about this page. You should try and send them a link somehow through the team!

    Ted

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