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The Legend of Jed Lowrie on Twitter

Jed Lowrie: The man, the myth, the legend. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Jed Lowrie is batting .431. He has scored 13 runs and driven in 12. He has an OPS of 1.141. And as his hot streak continues to somehow get hotter with each passing game, his legend grows.

Literally.

The Twitter hashtag #legendofjedlowrie was first used by Providence Journal Red Sox writer Brian MacPherson on April 17, though it was his April 18 tweet, “Jed Lowrie won the Boston Marathon before his first at-bat today,” that was retweeted multiple times and likely birthed the movement. Since that time, over 1,300 tweets have included it, often times with the abbreviated hashtag #lojl. And reading them, you learn some pretty interesting stuff about the shortstop from Salem, Oregon. Here are some of my favorites:

  • “Jed Lowrie can solve the federal budget problems.” @cmcabo97, 4/18/11, 11:33 AM ET
  • “When Paul Revere rode, he actually yelled, ‘Jed Lowrie is coming! Jed Lowrie is coming!’ Toronto took no heed.” @brianmacp, 4/18/11, 11:35 AM
  • “Jed Lowrie once won the Tour de France on a Tricycle.” @matty3_6, 3/18/11, 11:39 AM
  • “Jed Lowrie invented magic.” @mytwittah, 4/18/11, 12:03 PM
  • “In Pulp Fiction what was in Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase was actually Jed Lowrie’s baby pictures.” @ALargeRegular, 4/18/11, 12:03 PM
  • “Trading Babe Ruth was just a elaborate plan -that took years- to land the Jed Lowrie deal.” @mytwittah, 4/18/11, 12:11 PM
  • “Jed Lowrie already found the afikomen.” @DeportMcCourts, 4/18/11, 12:16 PM
  • “He’s never made a mistake. He thought he did once, but he was wrong.” @rterenzi, 4/18/11, 9:51 PM
  • “Jed Lowrie sun tans in the Large Hadron Collider.” @JedLowrieLegend, 4/19/11, 5:17 PM
  • “Cobra failed because they tried the weather device rather than using jed lowrie.” @LKrukowski, 4/20/11, 5:26 PM
  • “Keyser Soze is terrified of Jed Lowrie.” @TBritton_Projo, 4/20/11, 5:31 PM
  • “Scrooge McDuck’s financial advisor and personal accountant is Jed Lowrie.” @JedLowrieLegend, 4/20/11, 7:18 PM
  • “When a boulder fell onto Jed Lowrie and pinned him in a canyon, it took Jed 127 seconds to shatter the rock with his mind.” @JedLowrieLegend, 4/20/11, 8:04 PM
  • “There is no Theory Of Evolution, just a list of animals Jed Lowrie allowed to survive.” @CaptainRich5, 4/20/11, 9:58 PM
  • “Donald Trump will never find Jed Lowrie’s birth certificate…because its on Mount Olympus.” @Soxfan311, 4/21/11, 10:50 AM
  • “In many ways, Jed Lowrie is identical to Dr. Manhattan.” @JedLowrieLegend, 4/21/11, 12:07 PM
  • “Waldo is hiding from Jed Lowrie.” @bosoxfan929, 4/21/11, 1:07 PM
  • “jed lowrie has slept with GLadOS.” @m2309a3, 4/21/11, 2:46 PM
  • “Jed Lowrie crosses beams of proton packs without consequence.” @JedLowrieLegend, 4/22/11, 3:49 PM
  • “Jed Lowrie solved Fermat’s Last Theorem.” @lecreative, 4/22/11, 4:12 PM
  • “The Japanese Anime Classic ‘Akira’ is loosely based off of Jed Lowrie’s childhood as a psycho-kinetic warrior.” @JedLowrieLegend, 4/23/11, 10:03 AM
  • “Jed Lowrie invented the Internet, not Al Gore.” @lecreative, 4/23/11, 12:36 PM
  • “Jed brings out the chatty JD Drew, emoting and talking with his hands.” @_fc, 4/24,11, 3:56 PM

Lowrie’s legend may have grown from the #legendofsamfuld Twitter movement inspired by Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Sam Fuld, since they were teammates at Stanford University.

So far, Fuld is batting .346 with just 8 RBIs and a “measly” .901 OPS.

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