This is my website all about my favorite baseball player; Loooooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuu!!!! I love Lou Merloni! The person
I am most jealous of in the entire world is his girlfriend. She is sooooooo damn lucky!
Birthday: April 6, 1971
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hometown & current
town he lives in: Framingham, Mass.
Current team: Boston Red Sox (and Pawtucket Red Sox)
26 (15 for Pawtucket Red Sox)
Favorite Ice Cream: Black Raspberry with Chocolate
Jimmies on a sugar cone from Friendly's
Best friend on the BoSox: Nomar :)
Family: Lou and Sandy Merloni (parents),
two older sisters (Jill and Lisa)
Lou graduated from Framingham South High School in 1989. He
then attended Providence College where he hit .420 with 10 home runs. He also received the Big East Co-Player of the Year
honors. Lou's college career batting average was .333 and he hit 13 home runs in his senior year. Lou was selected Male Athlete
of the Year. He hit .324 for Cotuit in the Cape Cod Summer L. and won the batting title in 1992.
Lou was drafted
by the Boston Red Sox on June 6th, in the 10th round of the '93 free agent draft. When he was 22, Lou started his professional
baseball career. He started out playing on the Rookie level team in Fort Myers. (When everybody realized how special he was)
Lou was promoted to the low Class A team in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In 1994, he was promoted again, this time to the higher Class
A team in Sarasota. There, he met Nomar. They instantly became good friends :)
In 1995, Lou was promoted to the
Trenton Thunder, the Class AA team. By the end of 1996, despite an injury and a missed promotion, Lou was in Pawtucket playing
for the AAA Paw Sox. Lou was demoted to Trenton in 1997, but then he was promoted back to Pawtucket again. After an excellent
start to the 1998 season in Pawtucket, Lou was called up to the majors as in infielder. In his first at bat for the Boston
Red Sox, Lou hit a 3-run homer on a 3-2 pitch count. (It was also his parents' anniversary!) In 1999, Lou played for the BoSox
for a while, but he was demoted to the PawSox.
On November 22 (still in 1999) Lou's contract was purchased by
Japan's Yokohama Bay Stars :( . The Japanese expected him to hit well, and were disappointed with his performance. Lou landed
a spot on the bench for most of the season. :( . Lou asked to be released, and he found himself back in Pawtucket. Lou was
called up to the BoSox in August 2000 after playing very well in Pawtucket.
Entering the 2001 season, Lou was
still in Pawtucket. On his birthday, he was called up to the majors, but he didn't last too long. Whiney, terrible short stop
Craig Grebeck (who i have a permanent grudge against because he is the ONLY person keeping Lou in Pawtucket!!!!!!!!!!!) is
the reason for Lou's demotion.
And we're now in June 2001, and Lou was still in Pawtucket!!! But now, on June
3, he's back in the majors!!!! Hooray!!!!! :)
But now he's still being optioned up and down. Poor Lou. When I
was watching NESN, I saw him (shirtless in the locker room) commenting on his being optioned all the time. The way he said
that he doesn't like it but it's his job and he has no choice and when he gets good enough to stay in one place (which I assume
by that he means the majors) then he'll be better off. Watching that interview 2 times made me cry... 2 times. Hopefully my
Lou will be happier some day, I just pray he doesn't ask for a release or get traded.
Well... Lou finished off
the season in Boston, playing very well for the Sox both offensively and defensively. Lou hit a career-high two home runs
in one game for the sox in a game against the Devil Rays. In that game, he also tied his career high for hits in one game
with four hits, including 2 doubles. He also had 2 RBI and scored 3 runs. Three home runs in four games and some hot defense
may have landed Lou a spot on the Boston roster in the beginning of the 2002 season... we soon will see. Of course, no Grebeck
and Lansing does seem to help a lot! LOL