Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, June 15, 2012

Derek Lowe And Dusty Baker Are Having The Greatest Feud Ever

Weird.

Wait, what? “Drinking at the ballpark”? Not remembering? What happened between these two guys? Lowe was asked earlier today about Baker’s comments but he kept refusing to elaborate, telling reporters in the clubhouse: “I promise you: I’m not saying a word about it. You can stand here and watch golf if you want.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 15, 2012 at 06:56 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: derek lowe, dusty baker, indians

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. severian Posted: June 15, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4158297)
I read this first thing this morning, and thought "well, by the time I get home from work, someone will post here with the inside scuttlebutt that explains what all this is about."

Boy, was I wrong (sez I at 5 PM CDT).

First.
   2. Bruce Markusen Posted: June 15, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4158305)
Lowe was once charged with DUI, but the charges were later dropped. Does he have a reputation for drinking? I really don't know.
   3. SG Posted: June 15, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4158311)
Yeah, Lowe has been rumored to have issues with alcohol.



More On Derek Lowe's Domestic Troubles

Trinka Lowe alleged in her deposition that the pitcher's agent, Scott Boras, suggested an "intervention" to deal with the player's drinking and told her the Red Sox did not re-sign Lowe after the 2004 season because of his alcohol problem. In his deposition, Derek Lowe acknowledged that the Red Sox thought he had a drinking issue but that he disagreed.

According to Fineman, Trinka Lowe said the alcohol issue got so bad when Boston was in the playoffs in 2004 that bullpen catcher Dana Lavangie phoned her at home in Fort Meyers, Florida "and told me that I needed to come up to Boston because Derek was falling apart....He was depressed. They had taken him out of the starting rotation. He was in the bullpen. They told him pretty much he wasn't going to touch the baseball for any of the playoffs."

Lowe would get drunk last season in the Dodgers clubhouse with clubhouse manager Dave Dickinson, Trinka contends. Dickinson told Fineman "he would drink with Lowe occasionally after games, but not every night. And he also said he did not see Lowe get drunk in the clubhouse."
   4. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: June 15, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4158314)
Lowe's been a hard drinker for a while, but how or when Baker gets involved is unclear. There's probably a good amount of weird beef like this between players and other players and coaches and whatnot that we never hear about, and it sounds like we'll probably never know what really happened here.
   5. The District Attorney Posted: June 15, 2012 at 07:08 PM (#4158327)
Oh, huh, I thought Lowe was an acknowledged recovering alcoholic. Didn't realize these were all allegations. Heh... that's maybe not a great sign for him. Reminds me of Bill James' description of Rod Scurry's drug use: "It understates the case to say that this was common knowledge."

But anyways, yeah, none of this explains why Dusty Baker is throwing at him, or alternatively why he thinks Dusty Baker is throwing at him.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dingbat_Charlie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogAmazin' Avenue - Cohen: Mets and Rockies discussing Troy Tulowitzki deal with Noah Syndergaard as the centerpiece
(10 - 4:08pm, Dec 19)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogTrading Justin Upton means the Braves are in full rebuilding mode | Mark Bradley blog
(65 - 4:08pm, Dec 19)
Last: eddieot

NewsblogMax Scherzer not a realistic option, New York Yankees' Randy Levine says - ESPN New York
(62 - 4:06pm, Dec 19)
Last: deputydrew

NewsblogOT: Politics - December 2014: Baseball & Politics Collide in New Thriller
(5013 - 4:06pm, Dec 19)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - December 2014
(727 - 4:01pm, Dec 19)
Last: King Mekong

NewsblogThe 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
(102 - 3:57pm, Dec 19)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogJerry Crasnick on Twitter: "Jake Peavy has agreed on 2 yr deal with
(7 - 3:46pm, Dec 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogFull Count ยป Source: Red Sox close to deal sending Will Middlebrooks to Padres for Ryan Hanigan
(5 - 3:39pm, Dec 19)
Last: Sonic Youk

NewsblogHow the Rays lost the City Council vote - DRaysBay
(3 - 3:34pm, Dec 19)
Last: TDF, situational idiot

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(9170 - 3:19pm, Dec 19)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-19-2014
(9 - 3:17pm, Dec 19)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogRoyals sign Kris Medlen to two-year deal - MLB Daily Dish
(31 - 3:11pm, Dec 19)
Last: Dan Lee is some pumkins

NewsblogAre Wil Myers' flaws fixable? | FOX Sports
(121 - 2:57pm, Dec 19)
Last: Shibal

NewsblogVin Scully lost his 1988 World Series ring
(5 - 2:13pm, Dec 19)
Last: Batman

NewsblogThe 4 surprisingly quiet teams of the MLB offseason
(22 - 1:49pm, Dec 19)
Last: Joey B.

Page rendered in 0.1665 seconds
48 querie(s) executed