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Article Teaser: As a bonafide Atlanta Braves fan, let me just say that I don't easily excite over specific players. The whole game is so diluted with the comings and goings of various players, it's hard sometimes to keep up with who is on what team this season. I mean, you know the drill...

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Pitching Hot Stuff Derek Lowe

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As a bonafide Atlanta Braves fan, let me just say that I don't easily excite over specific players. The whole game is so diluted with the comings and goings of various players, it's hard sometimes to keep up with who is on what team this season.

I mean, you know the drill, you get Chicago Cubs tickets in hopes of seeing your favorite players in action and poof, you didn't notice in the off-season half the team was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals or some other team you don't like.

In fact, if you are like me and don't pay attention in the super short off-season or spring training, you miss it all.

Therefore, I spend my time rooting for the team instead of individual players to keep myself from being attached to any one person. Then, my heart isn't broken when they end up elsewhere the next season.

But, I broke my rule. I am completely hyped up about Derek Lowe this season. What's worse is that he's a freakin' free agent, which means at the end of his four-year tenure with my beloved Braves, he could be headed for dustier diamonds elsewhere.

But for now, I (and every other female Braves fan out there) think this guy is hot!

Not just in a general, rugged sense, but his record this season already speaks for itself. On Opening Day, he pitched eight innings of two-hit ball against the Phillies and last week, he pitched into the seventh inning against the New York Mets.

Ok, so he wasn't necessarily hot stuff taking on the Marlins, but he has won his past four starts and beat both Cincinnati and Houston, which puts him at 3-1 against NL East and 2-0 against NL Central. Perhaps that sweet $60 million contract has put a little extra oomph behind some of his pitches, to the delight of this Atlanta Braves fan.

For a while, I actually wasn't a fan of Lowe. After all, his personal life is tabloid fodder after he left his wife for a Dodgers broadcaster (I mean, of all of the chicks you could choose from, a freakin' Dodgers broadcaster?!).

I also wasn't too fond of a stunt he pulled when he signed on with the Dodgers. He left the Red Sox (who wouldn't have wanted a better gig than Boston?) for L.A. in 2005. However, since that was the year the Red Sox actually managed to get out from that curse, even after actually starting for the Dodgers, Lowe showed up to the World Series ring ceremony in his Red Sox uniform...sooo not cool. Not a great way to make an impression on your new fans.

However, all that's water under the bridge as I look forward to watching Lowe take my Braves to new heights this season with that arm of his.

I have great faith since, according to the Braves site, he is one of maybe three other people in the entire league who have managed to play for at least 12 seasons without one getting on the disabled list, which is uber impressive for a pitcher.

His record last year speaks for itself, as he finished 14-11 for the seventh year in a row, with at least 12 victories. His skills are phenomenal and I am looking to see him help my Braves clinch it this year for the MLB National League's Eastern Division.




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