Nomar retires as a Red Sox
At the age of 36, former Boston icon, Nomar Garciaparra, announced his retirement today and he did so as a member of the Red Sox organization after signing a one-day minor-league contract. Nomar ends his career with an impressive .313/.361/.521 line and 229 homers. Much of that work was accomplished in Boston, where he hit .323/.370/.553 and 178 homers, and collected two batting titles and five All-Star appearances as a result. I think most fans – Yankee fans included – would agree that if injuries had not impeded Nomar’s production from 2004 and on, he probably would have been a Hall of Famer. Good luck to the former foe, who is now set to begin a broadcasting career with ESPN.