Welcome Back, Nomar

For the first time in almost 5 years, Nomar Garciaparra sets foot on the Fenway field as a player tonight.

In my opinion, Nomar seems to be largely forgotten in Red Sox Nation (except for the mouth breathing douchebags…I’m looking at you, Boston Dirt Dogs…who still hold a grudge against him for some reason or another), and really underappreciated. Remember he was one of the ‘Big 3′ shortstops, and it seemed that he was going to end up second only to ARod? Now ARod isn’t a shortstop any longer (for that matter, neither is Nomar), and Jeter has definitely turned out to be a much better player. But for a few years with the Sox, Nomar was special.

I wish I could be there to give him an ovation tonight; I know I’ll make sure I’m watching for his first at-bat. I hope the true fans outrank the mouthbreathers tonight.

With regards to “Jeter made the great play while Nomar sulked” discussion….

1. Nobody remembers that in the same game, Pokey Reese made a superior play in just about the same spot.
2. Nobody remembers that the Sox tied the game in the 7th, and took the lead in the 13th; only to have Leskanic give up 2 runs in the bottom of the 13th.
3. With regards to number 1, the umpire signal here tells you all you need to know about Jeter’s superfluous dive. He’s signaling ‘fair ball’

102 thoughts on “Welcome Back, Nomar”

  1. P-

    Ive long since let go of my aarnks concerning Nomar and his greed.

    What Im left with now is, “Jeez Nomar…you were special, loved, and a true sox product. You could have had it all. Why, Nomar. Why?”

    -Big Baby

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  2. The last word according to Tard.
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    I watched as Nomar sat and pouted like a little girl while Jeter broke his face diving head first into the stands.
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    Jeter made his play, Nomar made his play.
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    Remember 1967.
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    The Tard

  3. I cheered for D. Lowe
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    I cheered for Pedro
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    I cheered for Trot.
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    I cheered for Dave Roberts.
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    I will Boooo Nomar.
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    I am not a mouth breather.
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    I am a fan.
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    I am Tard
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    And I will Boo Manny when and if he returns.

  4. Dog Cater strikes me as the type that would run away as his “buddies” take a beating and then explain that he left to get help.
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    Dog Cater where the F did you go!!!?
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    I went to get you guys some help, honestly, I swear on my kids.
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    A bitch is a bitch is a bitch.
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    I Boooooo Dog Cater & Nomar.
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    I cut the “Large” Homer who has the power to ban me some slack.
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    Tard

  5. Read it and weep.
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    Back in 2004, the Red Sox were a broken team. They were playing uninspired baseball. They looked nothing like the team that nearly made it to the World Series in 2003.
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    There was something terribly wrong; it was just hard to place.
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    Until that July 1 game in Yankee Stadium.
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    Everyone in Boston remembers this game. Derek Jeter risked life and limb to dive into the crowd to make the final out of the 12th inning, while Nomar Garciaparra sulked on the bench—refusing to enter the game either as a pinch hitter or a defensive replacement.
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    Nomar was a fan favorite in Boston. He had all of his best seasons here. For a while, he was one of the best talents in baseball, a talent on the same level as Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. Earlier in his career, some people even thought he was better.
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    The media may not have always liked him (mostly because he hated them), but the fans loved him.
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    Until that game.
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    It was the moment that opened up the possibility of trading Nomar—and the Red Sox’s young, aggressive GM jumped on the opportunity and turned a disgruntled superstar into key role players that helped transform the 2004 Red Sox from uninspired also-ran to inspiring champion.
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  6. Nomar was paid $11,500,000.00 in 2004.
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    11 million to sulk like a 3 year old.
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    The Nomar apologist are Homers, take his F-en Poster off your bathroom wall Mooks.
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  7. Nobody ever mentions Pokey Reese’s superior catch in almost the exact same spot during the same game.

    Jeter didn’t dive into the stands to catch the ball. He caught the ball, took a couple steps, and dove.

    The fact that you and others can take one incident (and really not know everything behind it…do any of us?) and dismiss a man’s entire career here is maddening. Same goes for Manny. I in no way condone how Manny left town (and to a lesser extent, whatever happened on 7/1/04 with Nomar)…but it doesn’t take away from everything they DID contribute.

  8. su·per·flu·ous
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    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Middle English, from Latin superfluus, literally, running over, from superfluere to overflow, from super- + fluere to flow — more at fluid
    Date: 15th century
    1 a: exceeding what is sufficient or necessary : extra b: not needed : unnecessary
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    The F-en guy is horizontal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Show Nomar pouting on the bench like a little bitch !!!
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    Show it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  9. “But for a few years with the Sox, Nomar was special”
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    I still have a loaf of YAZ bread in my freezer.
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    I was there for The Impossible Dream year of 67.
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    34 years ain’t a few years.
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    This isn’t Moscow or Tehran.
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    Show The God Dam picture of the Sulking SS !!!!!!!!!!

  10. He caught the ball in fair territory running balls out.
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    There is no more then 6 feet of foul ground left to stop.
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    Now Chat Boss I want you to get up and brush the lunch crumbs from your lap.
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    Go outside and draw a line 6 feet from the hood of your car.
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    Take a full 40 foot running start with your head up and arm extended.
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    Now I want you to stop without leaving teeth on the car.
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    If you can’t do this then I respectfully request that you.
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    POST THE PICTURE OF NOMAR POUTING !!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOW IT Boris!!!!!
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  11. He should have done what Pokey did IN THE SAME FUCKING GAME…slide and catch the ball. But Jeter likes to jump in the air unnecessarily.

    Jeter’s play against the A’s when he flipped it to Posada? Great play. This one? Not so much.

    But back to the main point…if one little incident is going to completely sour you on Nomar…then your name is appropriate. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

  12. Having the YES network I check in on at least 80 of their games each year.
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    Been doing it for almost 10 years.
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    Thanks for explaining how Jeter Plays.
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    Don’t step in the Dog Cater and Post the Pic of the little bitch pouting.
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    Tard

  13. see, tard is fricken yankee fan, a traitor…nice.
    let me explain something to you clown act, nomar has made plays that jeter never, never can make. nomar did things that few do, including after a playoff loss that ended the season, comes out of the dugout and applauds the fans, claps in appreciation of their fanship of the sox. how many players have ever done that in baseballl???? nomar, in his prime, was a batting champ, a home run threat, an outstanding defensive player, and hustled like few have done before or since. so shove it, you piece of tard.

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  14. Hey Dog Cater.
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    Jeter has the 4 rings.
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    Your GF Nomar has a cock ring.
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    Jeter played and plays clean.
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    Your GF Nomar was on the Roids and is a part time back up.
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    Get a life Homer.
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  15. 03, nomar probably would have had the ring if not for grady. yaz no rings, teddy ballgame had no rings. using WS rings as a way to compare is horsehockey. Before giving sainthood to Jeter, you might want to see how the captain treated AROD. A real captain would have deflected AROD’s problems, instead Jeter felt insulted by AROD. And you think Jeter would have moved to 3rd? AROD is the better shortstop but he’s the one playing out of position so your precious Jeter can be like Ripken. you get a life, yankee shmankee

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  16. Seriously, jeter is no wakefield when it comes to making sacrifices. the guy has never had to worry about anything. he immediately joined a winning club, experienced amazing team success, went years before he finally MISSED the playoffs. he never had to worry about losing his position. he frequently went into massive slumps in which Torre was luckily his manager. And, again, If I was going strictly by talent, there is no way I move AROD to 3rd and leave Jeter at SS. It might be one of the reasons why the Yankees haven’t won in so long. Jeter is selfish,has an ego, something few in Yankee land want the word out on.

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  17. porto, you forgot to mention on the famous A’s putout at home on Jeremy G that 2 things occured. 1. Jeremy went in standing like a fool. 2. Jeter was completely out of position. he had no business standing where he was. It was a complete and utter fluke of nature. quick instant to save his team? sure. great play? not so much

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  18. ok we may have a compromise here. for all the good years nomar gave us, he should have received a 10 minute standing ovation.
    For his freakish behavior in his last days here he should have been stoned to death, like in ancient times.

    comments? anyone?

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  19. also…
    did you guys know that during rome’s glory days, there was a sequence of 30 emperors, where only one of which died a NATURAL death?

    and that during those coliseum slaughters, people would get so turned on by the violence that theyd have intercourse in the stands?
    heres the visual- imagine a photograph with a full pic watermark of lions, gladiators, and blood. Imprinted on top of that is a guinea retard fuking a skank.
    Sweet.

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  20. Speaking of which, apparently the latest rage, and i hope youre sitting down, is skull fuking.
    You heard me right- SKULL FUKING.
    This has resulted in numerous injuries such as holes where eyeballs once lived, brain tumors due to ingestion of massive amounts of semen, and incurable migraines.

    your servant,
    rich

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  21. i think menino should have called for a city parade for nomar. He could have journeyed down Comm Ave in a horse drawn carriage, dressed in a military uniform, like MacArthur when he returned to the Philipines (fuking sp).

    – Big Baby

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  22. Hey Dog Cater if you jump in the car now you can make it to Citi Field by game time.
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    Manny hears you are the best at taking the Tea Bag from former Boston Players.
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  23. Tard will impose a self ban till after the Allstar Break.
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    I request that the other Douche Bag Dog Cater (he did use the plural Mook) be banned from posting and licking Nomars Balls for the same period.
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    That is all.
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    Bring back Waldo !!!

  24. I defend Pumpsie Green and Gene Conley’s trip to Israel, in the summer of that year.
    Ive never understood peoples criticism of that act, given the rigors and pressure of a baseball clubs season.
    Perfectly rational behavior.

    -Big Baby

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  25. Jeez, what a bunch of hipocrytes… This are the same bunch who crucified Giambi, Sheff & Bonds for taking steroids. Now, one of the original ‘roidsters goes back and you guys swear loyalty and kisses on his return. Manny, Kapler, Nomar, Big Poopie and Lord knows who else.

    And chief, with all due respect, your view of the Captain’s catch is way off. As much as I hate to admit it, Tard’s 100% right on this. Pokey’s catch is not even in the same league as the Captain’s. His momentum carried him into the stands, Pokey was running diagonally as opposed to Jeter’s direct route. I was there Chief, I saw both of them.

    Further, I went hoarse telling you guys Nomar couldn’t carry the Captain’s jock. You all wouldn’t listen but time sure told you the same thing. To end up as a backup in the A’s system, sitting next to the Giambino, LMFAO…and on top of that, Mia can still run rings (which he still lacks) around him as a “clean” athlete.

    Oh, Danny, you’re right about one thing, your ass IS lilly white…

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  26. Christ ……….
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    YM drops by and infers that Dog Cater is a Douche Bag and Cater immediately drops to his knees and allows YM to Tea Bag him.
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    Cater allowing the enemy to skull F him and then thanking YM for the opportunity to serve.
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    Pathetic and embarrasing display.
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  27. richaaaaaaaaaie…the typo was on purpose my friend… just another way to try to explain to the nation how they are blinded through their tears…
    Chief, the ring that Nomar received is no more relevant than the one received by the traveling secretary or the laundry attendant. The ballgirls did more for their ring than Nomar did…

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  28. WTF was that Bull cater FOX camera angle of the President throwing out the first pitch !
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    Did he get it to Albert clean or was it a cater pitch ?
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    -Big Tard

  29. The redsox are so done, they beat the Yankees 9 games in a row and they still have to look up at the Bombers…anyone think they can run the table for the rest of the season???

    What am I saying, of course you all can!!! Objectivity is not anyone’s forte in here, sad to say.

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  30. speaking as rich’s personal physician, i cannot comment on this outrageous charge by chucks, only suffice to say that he may have found a certificate of insanity, but there is no evidence that rich’s name is on said certificate, nor are there any substantial rumors that he has been staying at the Shady Homes facility in Flagstaff, Arizona. Ortiz at 1b is simply a plea to get more hitters in the lineup.
    signed
    Dr. Quackenbush

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  31. speaking as rich’s counsel, let’s pay particular attention to this first clause, because it’s most important. There’s the party of the first part shall be known in this contract as the party of the first part. How do you like that, that’s pretty neat eh?
    signed,
    Otis B Driftwood

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  32. if we are to believe jd drew that he is hitting the ball hard, but right at people, then my feeling his .233 batting average is below average is really just a figment of my imagination…when is he going to hit a ball that can’t be caught? you know, over the fence?
    oh, drew didn’t think about that, huh? overpaid, overhyped, over and out.

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  33. yankee Class and Pride once again on display.
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    Appears Donny Baseball’s son was arrested.
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    The charge?
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    The lad was arrested for knocking the shit out of his own Mom and then once she lay in the dirt he spat on her.
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    The reason for this barbaric act?
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    His Mom cancelled his cable service.
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  34. chucks 9.09 skull fuked me.

    you put ortiz at first for the sometimes lowell needsssss a rest.

    Rather then giving up pospects that you can pakage for a ss.

    His 9.09 is part of a years long pattern in here of trying to destroy me, so that he can have the chair.
    I will not tolerate this.

    Did you guys know that chuck was once indicted for laundering money to Columbian drug dealers?

    And did you know that he brokered a 2 million dollar condo in nyc for Obamas cousin?

    I still havent dropped that dime on Homeland Security.

    Im not that type of guy.

    SHAPE UP, MISTER!!!

    Big Baby

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  35. YM-

    sox 5 gamelosing streak upsets me?
    NOT SO!

    lack of offense a concern?
    NOT SO!

    I,Tito playing weird monpoly games w his lineup a bother?
    NOT SO!

    Chief Brokenhip troubles me?
    NOT SO!

    Pickup of 2 .240 hitters makes no sense?
    NOT SO!

    Sox now at Defcon 2 costs my Sleep?
    NOT SO!

    This poSt has all the wisdom of a Revolunnie?
    DEFINITELY NOT SO!

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  36. typical yankee fan cofur (crawling out from under rock)…the moment he posts something about how great his team is, and how the sox are sinking…yanks 8-game win streak ends, sox win 2 straight…excellent work, ym, keep the posts coming
    sincerely,
    sox nation, esquire

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  37. congratulations to Jim Rice, and the original Ricky being Ricky Henderson…Watched the Hall of Fame inductions, i think what is important is that the players/managers/media who are inducted, and those who were on the podium were not performance enhanced, at least not artificially through steroids. I really don’t want Clemens, Bonds, McGwire, etc joining these ranks. It’s not fair to the others. And if anyone goes in to the Hall, let it be Pete Rose way before the Roiders. That is all.

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