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
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!