Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner and president Larry Lucchino presented Derek Lowe with a 2004 championship ring before Saturday’s game after his was stolen from his home in Fort Myers, Fla., last week.
“You know me, I can talk,” Lowe told the Cleveland Plain dealer. “But it was one of those moments where I didn’t even know what to say. It wasn’t like they just sent over a bat boy or sent it over. All three of them came over to give it to me. They said some really nice things.”
Lowe, who went 3-0 in the ’04 postseason including wins in clinching games in the ALCS and World Series, amassed 81 saves and went 70-53 with the Red Sox. He’s currently 5-1 with the Indians.
“I just thought it was one of the classiest things I’ve seen,” Lowe told the newspaper before Sunday’s game. “The traveling secretary called over to our clubhouse and said, “Hey, someone is going to stop by and wants to give you something.'”
“They didn’t have to do that at all,” said Lowe. “I just don’t want it to go unnoticed. I knew there was an opportunity for me to buy another one, but to have all three of them there when they gave it to me really meant a lot.
“It’s something I’ll never forget. It almost means more this time because it was a selfless act on their part. I just want people to know they did this.”
Lowe got a nice ovation from the crowd when they showed him on the video board.