Life’s pretty good for Jed Lowrie right now. He’s gone from the minors to full-time starting shortstop for the Boston Red Sox in a matter of weeks, and now he is making the moves on everyone’s favorite silver-medal-toting gymnast.
Alicia Sacramone will apparently attend the September 24th Sox-Indians game as Lowrie’s special guest. But Lowrie maintains that his intentions are purely innocent (Sacramone has a boyfriend). Alicia already made one stop in the Fenway dugout a couple of weeks ago when she threw out the first pitch. And, as you can see in the above photos, the Sox players were happy to, uh, check out her medal.
The BOSTON HERALD’s Inside Track ladies have the details:
Miss Sac told the group that Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia urged her to come into the dugout so he could check out her medal and yap about the Beijing games.
“He’s married, so he doesn’t count,” she said, adding quickly that Jed Lowrie did ask her to be “his special guest” at a game.
“So are you going?” quizzed a co-host.
“Well, I think I’m going next week,” the 20-year-old giggled
Once again, Sacramone is supposedly taken, but seemed to lament that Pedroia was married and now is finding her way back into the clubhouse within two weeks. I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that Alicia may be looking to trade up.
Lowrie, for what it’s worth, is a guy who’s willing to take his time. SOXPROSPECTS.COM gives us some insight as to how Jed operates:
DL: Did you go up to the plate with the intention of taking the first pitch?
JL: Yeah, but that’s kind of my approach at the plate anyway. I don’t go up there to take, but I want to get a good pitch to hit, so I like to see what the pitcher’s got to set myself up for at-bats later in the game.
You hear that, Alicia? Jed’s willing to feel things out, see where it’s all going. Then he’s just going to wait for his “pitch to hit.” Those Red Sox, always exercising such great discipline.