Lowell Connects

Lowell Connects

Florida Marlins Mike Lowell is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on August 1, 2005

(Reuters Photo)

Extra Bases Blog
Mike Lowell Talks About Last Season,
and Turning it Around in Boston

"I think I dug such a deep hole in those first three weeks and I started to just tinker with my swing, trying to do too many new things. I think looking back on it now if I maybe took a more intelligent approach maybe I just would stayed with what had been working but I think as a competitor you donít want to just keep waiting to see if things are going to get better, you want them to get better right away and I think I was just trying to make too many adjustments and doing too many different things and I think doing that it kind of snowballed and my mechanics were thrown off."

"I do intend this year to start much earlier and come into spring training in a much more ready sense from the velocity standpoint, not so much the mechanics, I hope the mechanics are there definitely but not using the game so much to get into shape, more like coming in much better shape and using the games to fine tune myself to get ready for the season."

"Iím making sure that Iím preparing myself for a successful season. Iím notÖ I canít believe the six years prior to last year are a fluke and the last year was what I really am. I believe more that the type of player I am are the three years that preceded last year, so thatís what I expect out of myself and I hope I can do that."

"Iím a pull hitter and I think the dimensions of park favor myself, the way I am as opposed to where Iím coming from. I donít think Pro Player was very much of a hitterís park. Hopefully a couple of those balls that normally go to the track can be either doubles off the Wall or steal a few home runs." -- 11.25, Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell

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