Things will be a bit different at LeLacheur Park tonight. The Spinners have officially changed their name to the “Mike Lowell” Spinners for the day and Red Sox pitcher Keith Foulke is scheduled to make a rehab appearance.
It was announced earlier this week that Foulke, on the disabled list for most of the 2006 season, would be on hand in Lowell tonight. He made two rehab appearances in Lowell last summer.
Foulke’s scheduled appearance coincides with the Spinners changing their name to the “Mike Lowell Spinners” for one game. Each player, including Foulke, will wear a special jersey that reads “Mike Lowell” on the front. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game to benefit Lowell Spinners charities.
Mike Lowell will not be in attendance as the Red Sox are home that night against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. However, updates of Mike Lowell’s performance will be featured during the Spinners game on LeLacheur Park’s Pepsi VideoBoard, along with pre-recorded Mike Lowell footage.
In honor of Mike Lowell, who is currently tied for the Major League lead with 35 doubles, the Lowell Spinners will donate $50 to the Winter Warmth Project for each double Spinners batters hit during Mike Lowell Night, and special Mike Lowell double-cheeseburgers will be on sale at the Spinners concessions stands for the evening.
Friday’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. and standing room tickets can be purchased for $3.50 at the Lowell Spinners Box Office or at 978-459-1702.