On his Achilles' conversation with Lucchino: 'I had just gotten traded. ... Do you think I really wanted to talk to him right now? ... Then he said, 'By the way, how's the Achilles'?' That's the first time he'd ever asked me about the Achilles'. ... I said, 'It's great. It's fine.' Was he being sarcastic? 'Yeah, I was. I'd just gotten traded. He said, `What do you mean, it's great?' I said, 'It bothers me, but it's fine. Yeah, it bothers me, but I'm fine.' Just like, `I'm playing.' I never said, 'I'm fine now.' '
Nomar Garciaparra
On his Achilles' conversation with Lucchino: "I had just gotten traded. ... Do you think I really wanted to talk to him right now? ... Then he said, 'By the way, how's the Achilles'?' That's the first time he'd ever asked me about the Achilles'. ... I said, 'It's great. It's fine.'

Was he being sarcastic?

"Yeah, I was. I'd just gotten traded. He said, `What do you mean, it's great?' I said, 'It bothers me, but it's fine. Yeah, it bothers me, but I'm fine.' Just like, `I'm playing.' I never said, 'I'm fine now.' "
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