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Garciaparra on 'SNL': Nomar Mr. Nice Guy

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For much of his career in Boston, Nomar Garciaparra had all the personality of a 34-ounce bat. That's what made his October 2000 appearance on "Saturday Night Live" such a revelation: No. 5 actually loosened up a little. The episode hosted by actress Kate Hudson included a skit with fanatical Sox fans Sully and Denise, played to perfection by Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch. In the bit, the pair are in Sully's basement in Lexington - Dratch's hometown - making a video for the producers of "Survivor." "You know, if I could live with this (woman) for 17 years, surely I could survive the harsh rigors of the Australian wilderness," says Sully. "The only thing I'd miss would be this Louisville Slugga personally signed by Nomar Garciaparra. Nomah!! Yeah!!" A short time later, there is a knock at the basement door, and Nomar himself walks in. "Hi, kids," says Mr. Mia Hamm. "Sully, don't look directly at him!" says Denise. "He's got a heart murmur." At the end, Nomie cracks a little smile and says, "Calm down, calm down. Listen, I'm not a superhero. I'm a person, just like you are. And you two can be as successful as I am, as long as you stay in school and follow your dreams." Funny as it is, be advised that the skit includes a little late-night language that some people might find offensive. If the video below doesn't load, click here to see it.


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Mark Shanahan joined The Boston Globe in 2003, having worked previously at the Portland Press Herald, where he covered City Hall, and the Lewiston Sun-Journal, where he was the education reporter. A Northampton native and graduate of Bates College, Shanahan enjoys the usual - books, music, movies, etc. - as well as the unusual.
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