Top Nomar moments and his place in Sox lore
After one of the most historic trades in modern Red Sox history, Nomar Garciaparra is now a member of the Chicago Cubs after an 11-year tenure with the Sox organization. Tell us your favorite memories of Nomar and how you think he'll be remembered in this town?
Two of my favorite Nomar moments were: 1. His inside the park home run. 2. His 3 homer day on his birthday. I'll never forget how he played the game, but it was time for him to go. Not to downplay the move, but I just wish we got more in return for one of the best players in Red Sox history.
Matt, East Hampton, CT
I remember him choking in the 2003 ALCS. To be honest I could care less what he does for 5 year olds- I'm 29 and he made me cry way too many times.
Daryl , Boston
My favorite play is anytime Nomar throws the ball on the move and I react by saying he wasn't the problem of the defense. The overall problem is the manager. Theo would improve the team considerably with a real manager. And any player with a below average bat probably wont help enough to make the deal worthwhile. I will miss Nomar alot. I regret the deal. But, I am happy he goes where he is wanted. The team's biggest need is a REAL manager.
Matthew , Crown Point, NY
He was/is a GREAT ball player..His batting rituals will be missed. Good Luck to Nomah!
James, Atlanta, GA
The Red Sox should call Mass General since they just found a cure for cancer, send it to Chicago. See Ya Nosemar, Good luck next season with the Dodgers or Padres or Angels....
Nomar will be remebered as a great player who was smeared on his way out of town. They traded the only player who runs out ground balls. This Sox ownership ought to be ashamed of themselves.
He was a good decent man who cared about the Boston community and fans, particularly the young fans. And less important, he was Boston's greatest shortstop ever. We are worse off for his departure.
Matt, Proctor, Vermont
I'm disgusted at red sox management for trading Nomar he wasalways my favorite player ever since he started playing here. It will never be the same for me to go to a red sox game and not hear his name mentioned. I wish him well in his new city and will miss him very much.
I'll never forget in 1998 when after the final game of the playoffs that the Sox had just lost, he stood out there and applauded the crowd for their support. To me, that showed what kind of person he is...not the person the media is portraying him as now. I hate how many folks have a short memory in this town. This trade never should have come to pass, its a disgrace. Nomar is a hell of a ballplayer who gave everything he had on every pitch of every game, but he is being portrayed as a whiny, selfish malcontent. It won't be long before Sox fans realize what they are missing. Good Luck Nomar!!!!!! Go Cubs!!
Remember all those times, in September and October, last year especially, when he would pop out, or ground out into a 6-4-3 double play. Yeah, those were special times. I don't think anyone could ever relpace him. I surely will miss him. Good 'ole #5.
Jason, Hyde Park