Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nomar Calls It Quits

One of my favorite Red Sox was Nomar Garciaparra. Today, Nomar signed a 1 Day contract to retire as a Red Sox. I was disappointed when Nomar was traded at the deadline in 2004, but giving up Nomar did help the Sox win their first World Series in 86 years. He will forever be linked with Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter as they all came up as athletic shortstops who could really hit the ball. Nomar had a few years that were pretty incredible (Batting titles in '99 and '00), but struggled with injuries after leaving Boston in 2004. Garciaparra will join ESPN as an analyst. Everyone at Bros. at Arms wishing him well.


Dan said...

It's a shame. Earlier in his career, playing in Boston, I'm sure a lot of people thought he was HOF bound. He had two seasons in a row when he over .350! Those are Ty Cobb-like figures. Injuries have a way of derailing that. He will always be connected to the '04 championship. Just not the way he would have liked. BTW your photo, didn't come out.

Joey said...

Hopefully I fixed the photo.

Dennis said...

It was interesting trend that Garciaparra helped start along with A-Rod and Jeter, putting big bats at SS, even if their gloves were some what questionable. I think it has come full circle now, and SS is one again a defense first position.