Yesterday, Mike Lowell did what was expected of him, he took surgery to heal a torn radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. Lowell's trade to Texas was called off earlier this month because of this surgery. This year, Lowell had a very good offensive year as he batted at a .290 clip, 3rd on the team, along with 17 bombs and 75 RBIs in 119 games. He has been plagued by a nagging injury after the Red Sox went on to win the World Series in 2007. Lowell had a sparkling year that year as he had an MVP-caliber line of .324, 21, 120 as he did better than many of the Red Sox stars, leading the team in RBIs and batting for a higher average than the Red Sox' current star, Manny Ramirez. If this surgery works out for Lowell, and he is healthy in 2010 he could be a very productive batter and he could be the big bat they need after Bay's departure. Happy New Year to all!!!! I have loved blogging this year to all of you. Go Sox, all the way!!!!!