Raise Your Hand If You Also Thought Nomar Garciaparra Had Already Retired

Nomar Garciaparra will sign a one-day contact with the Boston Red Sox Wednesday so he can retire a Beantown hero.

Quite possibly the twitchiest player in the history of baseball, Garciaparra played his first eight seasons in a Red Sox uniform. He'll hang up his cleats with a nifty .313/.361/.521 career line, just four big league at bats short of 6,000.

The team is expected to have a formal press conference at 10:30am EST this morning.

Funny, but am I the only one who thought Nomar already called it quits? I guess I assumed he retired after last season when he kind of fell off the face of the game. And honestly, I also mistakenly thought he retired the season before that until I saw him sporting an Oakland Athletics uni.

Well, I guess now it's official. Happy trails, Nomah!

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Marea said...

um. I wonder if they'd let me do that? I wanna retire as a major league ball player too! Damn you, glass ceiling!

Long live Nomah said...

Nomar was great back in the day! Then he went to Chicago... then LA... then I guess he played a few games in Oakland. Retiring in a Red Sox uniform is def the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Garciaparra was one of the best ss in red sox history.