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?
My thoughts?,...hmm..I can see it. In the future, Terry Francona after being bombarded with a barrage of questions about why the sox win the penant finally loses his cool and goes on a tantrum: Folks Nomar Garciaparra isn't going to walk through that door, Roger Clemens isn't walking through that door...Babe Ruth isn't walking through that door...ooh boy! (oh wait, that sounds familiar)
what a sad day, it never sould have come to this. nomar should have been a nation lifer, along the lines of pesky and the kid. instead, we drove away a homegrown and one of the best to ever wear our uniform. shame on us, i hope chicago knows what they got and treats him well. so he was a quiet guy and didnt like the media. but who does like the media in this town? they're terrible. just cause he's quiet, idiot journalists have to go and try to read his mind and try to tell us what he's thinking. living in this city i've learned to form my own opinion and not be influenced by what the media wants us believe. (i've read some quotes in chicago papers from nomar, which mysteriously have never appeared in boston papers cause they didnt fit what the media wants us to know). all the guy did was play his heart out each time he put on the uniform, but i guess that not enough in boston. any team in baseball would love to have nomar, but us selfish, know-it-all bostonians drove him out of town and thats sad. so good luck to nomar, and hopefully the next time (who knows when that will be) the nation is blessed and lucky enough to produce a nomar/pesky/kid, we'll realize what we have and treat him as such.
another sad day in Boston sports history. We let go another great player. I'm conflicted and confuse about my love for the Red Sox. I don't if care if they don't make the playoffs this year. I also envisioned #5 finishing his career here. I'm glad i'm not the only one that's sadden by his departure. I guess many fans forgot his batting titles, and how he played hurt during the 99 and 2000 season and carried the team. But then the media and some fans question his injury despite it's his contract year. Yeah, that's make sense. He's going to fake his injury when his livelyhood is on the line. Yeah, vey smart on his part. Thank you for the true Red sox fan out there who supported him. Good to you Nomar. Best of luck.
Nomar should be remembered as the best shortstop to ever wear the Red Sox uniform, along with being the face of Boston sports. In my mind he ranks right up there with other Boston sports greats as Larry Bird, John Havlicek, Carl Yastrzemski, and Jim Rice. Unfortunately, all we will ever hear about is his playoff performance last year and the questions about his injury....was it real or did he fake it over the last month? The Red Sox have made a terrible mistake with this deal and that will be proven over the rest of the season. GO CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nomar will go down as one of the greats that got away, a-la Pudge Fisk, Fred Lynn, The Babe, the list goes on and on. What makes this deal sickening is that it didn't have to happen. The Sox have mud on their face because they let the A-Rod fiasco go public the way they did (they should have insisted the Ranger camp keep it hush-hush) and as a result have an uphappy camper in Nomar. Shame on both sides for pointing fingers now, but the bottom line here is we lost our franchise player, and these kinds of things don't happen in NY, only here. Sure, Nomar was not the team player he was b4 all this A-Rod talk, but it never should have come to this point. The Sox are lousy negotiators, otherwise, we wouldn't be talking about this. Nomar would still be a member of the BoSox. Nice goin Tom, Larry and Mo!
My fave Nomar memory is watching him run the field thanking the fans after the final game of the season. No matter how well/bad he/the team was, he always made a point to say thank you. I feel that he will be remembered as a "Favorite Son" here in Beantown, and will be - when he comes back/reitres - treated as such. He touched too many people for this not to happen.
A great hitter that was rarely great in the clutch. How many times did he pop-up or ground into a double-play off the first pitch he saw in the late innings. I love the guy because he can hit, but not like he used to. He would be the next Dimaggio if it was not for that wrist-surgery
Ben, Scarborough, ME
Nomar was a model red sox. A down right great player and a great person here's to another curse "the curse of nomah" he will be missed.
Nomar was a model red sox. A down right great player and a great person here's to another curse "the curse of nomah" he will be missed. GOD BLESS YOU NOMAR HAVE A GREAT REST OF YOUR CAREER