Derek Lowe

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    Derek Lowe

    Does he get paid by the word?  This is worse than listening to Bobby Valentine when he was on ESPN. I've hit the mute button 

     

     
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    You are absolutely correct!!

    Can you imagine how much he talks when he's drinking?

     
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    Does he get paid by the word?  This is worse than listening to Bobby Valentine when he was on ESPN. I've hit the mute button 

     



    Judy, Judy, Judy.  He's doing a decent job considering he is new to this.  They certainly didn't hire him to keep quiet.  It's interesting to hear his perspective as a player familiar with the more recent Red Sox and the new changes to the game. 

    I hadn't heard much from him previously other than short interviews, so I feel I'm getting to know him as a person.  Seems like a real decent guy.  I'm glad they hired him for this series.

     
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    I like Derek Lowe - very much.  Not as much as Eck, but a lot.

    Two things I particularly like about him-

    - He's not so full of himself that he makes himself the hero of every story he tells.  In fact it's just the opposite.  He's very self-depreciating, sees the humor in his failings and has a great way of telling the stories.

    - He has a lot to say about what goes on in a pitcher's mind during a game, things that other pitchers don't talk about.  During tonight's game he talked about how he felt when a fielder made an error behind him (frustrated) and talked a lot about the mind games between a pitcher and a hitter.

    He also revealed a lot about his character when he was talking about splitting up the WS shares after the '04 season.  Even the grounds crew got a full share.  As he said, "Let's face it.  We're all overpaid and this is just a bonus to us.  We've got a chance to change people's lives by giving them a full share. This is a chance for us to think about someone else for a change."

    I like him and I hope they find a spot for him, either later in the year or if they do a color-man-by-committee if Jerry doesn't come back next year. 

    Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.

     
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    I like Derek Lowe - very much.  Not as much as Eck, but a lot.

    Two things I particularly like about him-

    - He's not so full of himself that he makes himself the hero of every story he tells.  In fact it's just the opposite.  He's very self-depreciating, sees the humor in his failings and has a great way of telling the stories.

    - He has a lot to say about what goes on in a pitcher's mind during a game, things that other pitchers don't talk about.  During tonight's game he talked about how he felt when a fielder made an error behind him (frustrated) and talked a lot about the mind games between a pitcher and a hitter.

    He also revealed a lot about his character when he was talking about splitting up the WS shares after the '04 season.  Even the grounds crew got a full share.  As he said, "Let's face it.  We're all overpaid and this is just a bonus to us.  We've got a chance to change people's lives by giving them a full share. This is a chance for us to think about someone else for a change."

    I like him and I hope they find a spot for him, either later in the year or if they do a color-man-by-committee if Jerry doesn't come back next year. 

    Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.




    I agree with you, S5.  I found his insider's take very interesting and I appeciated his candor.  If they continue to use a rotational color man, he could be their Florida point man. 

     
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    Good comments.

     
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    I enjoyed listening to Derek Lowe.   Laughing

     
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    Geez,.. the guy has done three games.

    I think he's doing a very good job, considering.

    He was rough, the first game, but he's improving.


    The "Derek Lowe Poster Night" story last night was hysterical!

     

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    I hope Manny gets a chance to work at the booth too.   LOL

    Manny: "Where is everybody?!?"

    NESN: "Ummm,......Mr. Ramirez, the game is tomorrow."  

     

     

     
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    Yeah.....at first he kind of drove me nuts but now I have to agree with S5.  He puts a very interesting spin on the game and has talked a lot about the little 'inner workings' of baseball on the field. 

    I especially liked the conversation 2 games ago about batters getting beaned and how it doesn't happen in the NL as much....then he went on to say that he was only 'told to bean a batter 4 times in his career'.  I like that he just came out and said it and didn't put some lame PC spin on it that players and coaches don't do that.

     
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    I hope Manny gets a chance to work at the booth too.   LOL

    Manny: "Where is everybody?!?"

    NESN: "Ummm,......Mr. Ramirez, the game is tomorrow."  

     

     




    hahahaha!  awesome.

     

    as for Lowe...he talks alot (probably because he is nervous) but his stories are great.  he will do better with the flow with some more games under his belt. 

     
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    I hope Manny gets a chance to work at the booth too.   LOL

    Manny: "Where is everybody?!?"

    NESN: "Ummm,......Mr. Ramirez, the game is tomorrow."  

     

     

     




    hahahaha!  awesome.

     

     

    as for Lowe...he talks alot (probably because he is nervous) but his stories are great.  he will do better with the flow with some more games under his belt. 

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    He's getting the knack of it.  He's getting better all the time at learning what to say and when to say it. At one point last night he asked a question about a player on another team that Orsillo wasn't prepared for and Orsillo stumbled over it a bit.  Lowe immediately apologizied for it - on the air - letting the NESN world know that the gaffe was HIS (Lowe's) fault and not Don's.

    This guy is a breath of fresh air in the booth.  Everything he says appears to be honest and candid, not really caring whose ox he gores, even if it's his own!  In addition to that, he has a great ability to tell a story, a quality not everyone has.

    I'm going to look forward to his next stint in the booth.   

     
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    - He's not so full of himself that he makes himself the hero of every story he tells.  In fact it's just the opposite.  He's very self-depreciating, sees the humor in his failings and has a great way of telling the stories.

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    LOL...reminds me of Millar talking about his Mo AB's...


     
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    I will just simply say "Thanks Derek" for what you did in the 04 playoffs and world series. I know next year the remdog will be back but IMHO it was great to have this guy working with DO. funny stuff about DO finding a little geico on his wall.

     
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    Geez,.. the guy has done three games.

    I think he's doing a very good job, considering.

     

    He was rough, the first game, but he's improving


    The "Derek Lowe Poster Night" story last night was hysterical!

     

    This is what I love about the internet.

    If something isn't perfect, folks lineup to complain...

     

      love the smell of asphalt in the morning.

    He was rough, the first game, but he's improving.



    Definately, 4B. Heard him Monday, but wanted to listen to Dave O'Brien do the game on ESPN, Tuesday. Noticed a marked difference last night. As with pitching, he settled in

     
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    I liked him.  He needs to be more judicious with his words though.

     
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    He is terrible - He talks to much and has very little to say about the game we are watching - He's Ok as some of you mentioned about recalling his time as a player...

    The problem is not Derek however - it is NESN. Broadcasting is a skill and sending someone to do color for a three hour plus game is cruel and unusual punishment for both the announcer and the fans. Why not let him to color for an inning or two and get him used to doing the commentary? I know some of you guys are trying to be nice but Lowe might be the worst color guy I've heard since Magic Johnson....

    As always - 100% correct!

     

     
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    In response to georom4's comment:

    He is terrible - He talks to much and has very little to say about the game we are watching - He's Ok as some of you mentioned about recalling his time as a player...

    The problem is not Derek however - it is NESN. Broadcasting is a skill and sending someone to do color for a three hour plus game is cruel and unusual punishment for both the announcer and the fans. Why not let him to color for an inning or two and get him used to doing the commentary? I know some of you guys are trying to be nice but Lowe might be the worst color guy I've heard since Magic Johnson....

    As always - 100% correct!

     



    Not sure if he is the worst, but I also don't care much for him. His monotone voice is soporific. I have to guard against being hypnotized every time I listen to him. I like both Eck and Remy better, though Lowe is much better than Cafardo.

     
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    Well, how many interputions are there during the game

     

    Jenny Bell, special guests, fans of the game, promo ads.........

     

    They miss so many key moments because they aren't watching every pitch and every play.


    That's why I need to figure out a way to SYNCH "The Cat" w/ NESN

     
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    I thought he was good although he does ramble on. But his story about hitting a HR was pretty good.

     
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