Mike Lowell Ready to Embrace Life After Professional Baseball, Open to Return Someday

Mike Lowell Ready to Embrace Life After Professional Baseball, Open to Return Someday Mike Lowell's professional baseball career will come to a close on Sunday — for the time being, at least.

Lowell, a baseball lifer, sat down with Hall of Famer Peter Gammons on Sunday one day after Lowell was honored by the Red Sox on the eve of his impending retirement.

Lowell acknowledged both Saturday and again on Sunday with Gammons that he'd likely miss the game at some point, and is open to a return at some point in a different role.

He did caution, however, it wouldn't be for quite some time.

"I enjoy this game tremendously and I think if I would dive into something, I'd have to give it the time it deserved and I don't think I want to give it that time at this point," Lowell said.

For now, the infielder will go enjoy time with his family while watching his two young children growing up adding that he's already looking forward to being able to go see his daughter's gymnastics and his son's soccer games, not to mention just being able to drive them to school.

"I miss those things. During the season, I don't really get to connect to their daily lives," he said. "I'm looking forward to doing that."

Lowell did mentioned too, though, that he'll miss the bus rides with veterans like Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek. He said he'd also miss the thrill of being able to see young players like Ryan Kalish come up and make an impact.

Above all, Lowell seems genuinely happy to have had his time in the majors and in Boston.

"This has been unbelievable. This has been a great run," he said.

To see more of part two of Peter Gammons' interview with Mike Lowell, check out the video below. To see part one of the interview, be sure to click here.

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