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Monday, September 06, 2004

Lowe Never Made a "Vulgar Gesture"

Gordon Edes buys into the Oakland storyline a bit too much this morning:

Derek Lowe doesn't expect to pass unnoticed on the Red Sox' first trip back to Oakland, Calif., since his dramatic save in Game 5 of their division series last October -- and his subsequent vulgar gesture toward the A's dugout immediately after the final out.

To review, what Lowe did was simulate a cowboy putting a gun back in its holster on his belt. Because he made a rapid hand movement near his groin area, some people thought he was pretending to touch himself, I guess. Why you would celebrate a playoff-clinching victory by faux-masturbating in the direction of your vanquished opponent, I've never been clear.