// Nomar Garciaparra

Pedro Martinez Number Retired, Fenway Celebrates

Fans at Fenway Park had the opportunity to see Pedro Martinez, one of the greatest pitchers not only in Red Sox history, but in Baseball history get his number 45 retired during a pre-game ceremony Tuesday night. The event took place just prior to the Red Sox facing the Chicago White Sox. The recent Hall […]

As Jeter Leaves, Let’s Reminisce on Nomar: What Could Have Been

Regardless of your stance on the appropriateness of Jeter’s farewell tour, you’d have to admit that watching the Red Sox organization showering Jeter with adoration last weekend was painful.  Not for the fact that is was obligatory and contrived or even the over-to-top theatrics, but that it reminds us of a short stop that we used to […]

Boston Legacy for Roger Clemens

Last week the Red Sox announced that Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Castiglione would be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame this August. This star-studded class has a pitcher who had one of the most dominant stretches in baseball history when Pedro Martinez went 101-28 with a combined 2.54 ERA […]

A-Rod to the Red Sox: A Decade that Wasn’t

It’s December 2003, and the Red Sox have just completed a deal for Rangers superstar shortstop and reigning AL MVP, Alex Rodriguez. It looked like the Player’s Union would scrap the deal because Rodriguez had to alter his contract to come to Boston, but ultimately the deal was approved. In exchange for Rodriguez, the Red […]

Cliff Lee-Red Sox Trade Rumors: Boston Should Back Off

As the Trade Deadline closes in, the Red Sox still have slots to fill and pieces to fix. While the priorities are for the Red Sox to find a third baseman and a relief pitcher, the Red Sox are in a big need for a starting pitcher since Clay Buchholz will not return until September. […]

Red Sox Have Been Desperately Seeking Shortstops For Years – What Should Happen Next?

After former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein pulled the trigger on the trade deadline deal that sent five-time All Star shortstop Nomar Garciaparra to the Chicago Cubs for two former Gold Glovers, shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Montreal Expos and first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the Minnesota Twins, he had this to say: “We […]

Sox Players Skip Pesky’s Funeral, Sink Lower in Fans’ Esteem

If you asked me if this team could sink any lower a week ago, I would have responded with “how could that happen?” It’s no secret the 2012 campaign has been a dark cloud on the franchise’s history. There have been plenty of reasons to dislike this team ever since September of last season. Yet […]

Nomar Garciaparra Joins ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball

Former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, who retired as a member of the Red Sox before last season, will now call games with Red Sox radio play-by-play man Dave O’Brien for ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball telecasts. Nomar joined ESPN last season as an analyst for Baseball Tonight, and even called a couple of games during […]

Who Makes Up Your “Mt. Rushmore of Hatred?”

Hatred. We all have it, whether we admit it or not. As sports fans, we’re fueled by hatred. There wouldn’t be rivalries if it weren’t for hatred. We wouldn’t get so emotional after big games, win or lose, if it weren’t for hatred of the opponent. This week, two of the world’s most hated athletes […]

Red Sox to Honor Nomar Garciaparra

The Boston Red Sox will be honoring former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra in a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park on Wednesday, May 5. The move comes as little surprise after Garciaparra effectively ended his career with the Red Sox, signing a ceremonial one day contract to retire with the team on March 10. That day, he […]

Nomar Retiring with Red Sox Isn’t All Rainbows and Happy Endings

I don’t want to piss all over everyone’s recent Nomar love-fest, but I feel someone needs to pipe up. Look, I loved the guy when he was wearing a Red Sox uniform. When I played wiffleball, I would mimic his obsessive compulsive batting glove routine, just like every other kid (I still do, because admit […]

Welcome Back Nomar!

WEEI announced on Wednesday that Nomar Garciaparra has signed a one-day minor-league contract with the Boston Red Sox so he can retire in a Boston uniform. After that, Nomar will join ESPN as a baseball analyst for “Baseball Tonight” and the occasional game itself. Quite honestly, I love stories like this. I still remember back […]

Video: Nomar, Red Sox Retirement Press Conference

Red Sox legend Nomar Garciaparra retired as a member of the Sox organization on Wednesday, revealing the news in a press conference.

Nomar Retires After Signing One-Day Deal with Red Sox

In a press conference Wednesday morning, Red Sox legend Nomar Garciaparra first announced that he signed a one-day, minor league contract with the team, and then announced his retirement to officially end his 14-year playing career in a Red Sox uniform. “I was not lying when I said I would always have a dream. This […]

Nomar Garciaparra to Retire?

Nomar Garciaparra appeared destined for the Hall of Fame, and a back-and-forth rivalry with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for years and years. By 2004, when he was traded to the Cubs, it appeared Nomar may be able to continue his production against weaker pitching in the National League Central. Looks can be deceiving, and with […]