Derek Lowe had one of the most memorable postseasons in baseball history last fall, becoming the only pitcher ever to win all three playoff and the World Series-clinching games. Lowe talks about his and the Red Sox's postseason run as he host "TWIB."
Lowe, 32, filmed his segment just as he arrived at his new home in Beverly Hills, CA., after his new team, the Dodgers, came back after opening the 2005 season on the road.
"I had no furniture in the house and we kind of walked around there," said Lowe. "Then they drove with me to Dodger Stadium. Of course I got lost because I hadn't learned how to get there yet. There were a lot of topics we covered, obviously last year and this year. The start the Dodgers had at the beginning of the season.
"I wore a microphone during batting practice and, of course, some of the guys were kind of wary about me because they didn't know if I was talking to them just to get some sound out of them," said Lowe. "But the crew was great and my teammates were great about it."
Lowe has been a fan of the show since he was a child growing up in Dearborn, Michigan.
"Mel Allen was This Week in Baseball for me," said Lowe. "I'd like to say I never missed an episode, but I know I probably did somewhere down the line. To host the whole show is quite an honor because they don't ask [just] anybody to host it and I look forward to seeing the show."
Other highlights include:
Beyond the Fence: has baseball prospect Cameron Maybin meet his idol Ken Griffey Jr. The two played on the same Connie Mack League team (different years) and were coached by the same coach. Maybin grew up wanting to be like Griffey and wears the same uniform number -- he is rated as a very high prospect and should be drafted in the top 10 on June 7. The two Ohio natives meet for the first time and talk baseball.
Pepsi Pitch, Hit and Run: This past offseason, correspondent Jennie Finch spent a few days in the Bahamas as an ambassador for the Pepsi Pitch, Hit & Run program to teach and play baseball with some kids whose families were affected by the recent hurricanes.
From the Vaults: takes a look at the 1955 Dodgers, their only championship in Brooklyn -- this year is the 50th anniversary and TWIB takes a look back at their title.moreless
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