Nomar Garciaparra is like a hero for the Red Sox, what will happen now that he is retiring? Will he still be involved in Baseball? He already has it all planned, keep reading to know the rest of this story plus take a look at Nomar Garciaparra’s photos and video below.
Nomar’s first team was The Boston Red Sox, this is the team who first saw him evolve into the great baseball player he has become and it is also the team who saw him put an end to his 14 year career. if we think about his one day comeback to Boston and farewell it almost seems cruel, don’t get me wrong I mean to have him back must have been great news, but that joyous news didn’t last long. But was it how it was meant to be?
It sure was, you see Nomar was born a Red Sox per say and wanted to retire a Red Sox, that’s why he signed the world’s shortest deal in history a “One Day”contract, which now we know part of the story sounds like it was meant to be and kind of cool!
He signed a deal with the Oakland Athletics on March, 2009 two months later he was back to his old nest “Fenway Park”. He must have felt the Heebie Jeebies, especially after he was received with a standing ovation from the Boston Fans, that must have left him hoping even more to be a Red Sox again. That why on March 10, 2010 he was officially back!!
"Earlier today, I did sign a minor league contract to be a part of the organization once again. I was getting choked up then, and I’m getting choked up now. I’ve got the chills. "But to be able to have that dream come true, I really just can’t put into words because of what this organization has always meant to me, meant to my family, the fans. I always tell people Red Sox Nation is bigger than any nation out there, and to be able to tell people that I came back home to be back to Red Sox Nation is truly a thrill."
As part of the Red Sox legacy, Nomar got the opportunity for his dream come true, to be able to retire wearing the red Sox uniform, for this he felt so thankful to the Red Sox directives, staff, team mates and fans for allowing him to fulfill his dream.
“Everywhere I go I get so many [Red Sox fans] come to me and tell me ‘Thank you. We miss you. We still love you.’ And it’s so genuine and the feeling is mutual. Hopefully from my actions throughout my career in that uniform and hopefully my actions today again tell them what it means to me.”
But you don’t have to worry about not seeing him again, because he will be ESPN’s new analyst on “Baseball Tonight” but he will also do some covering as a sports analyst. Good Luck on your new journey as an ESPN Analyst, we are looking forward to seeing you again!
Take a look at some of Nomar Garciaparra’s photos and video below.
Nomar Garciaparra Retirement Video
Nomar Garciaparra Video
Photos: Wikipedia.org/ Dlz28, http://flickr.com/photos/newandrew/2084729845 nomar garciaparr, Wikipedia.org/ChrisjNelson.