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Nomar Garciaparra: Red Sox Hall of Famer 8-14-14

Aug 14, 2014|

Nomar joins the guys to talk about his time with the Sox and his relationship with the other inductees.

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Many days with -- BF Fenway Park Maloney Christian Fauria -- him -- pleased to be joined right now by Nomar Garciaparra Red Sox hall of Famer getting inducted today. Mark thanks for joining us they -- me. You know you came back as an Oakland Athletics and -- Jim Rice honored here at the same week and you first returned to Fenway with another team. What's it like to be on the other end of a similar ceremony now on what was that. We -- like where to. Today use quite emotional come back yet. With the enemy. Of beef. Stepped into the box. There -- remember. It took awhile sidestepped it and knows all tiered up. And emotional and I looked at -- -- -- -- like their tech and we're then this happened with back in college where he was actually catch up and in the early can enter squad game. And then after when it was time for me and I now I have it now you know and I even told -- -- tell smoltz the exit -- speak. Smoltz was on the mound and he stepped off him so respectful about it as well and it's you know let. -- -- moments I appreciate that it was an all of that going on and and it completely took the First Amendment. I kind of. We -- we left years did you ever think -- -- someday you're gonna. You become beckoning you sent it Wendy do you kind of retires or whether it's us but did you ever think this who has. When was -- they gonna happen that it was gonna happen you know you don't think about this country -- but most players are thinking about induction all of Spain. Obviously one the with the rats print to pursue whatever maybe -- think about that when planes going out there and it trying to do. Your best and be the best you can be it's and this never. Crossed my line and on about it. And I sign that one day contract it just meant the world to me. That -- said that was the last apartment wanted to put on the first -- open it would be my only one. But at the same time I just think whenever everywhere I go. No Red Sox it's our nation's huge and and I just it's only fantasy Anke they really did think -- watched and all of that reason why I just wanted to retire it's great. So break it down first you do you get a call today to user any idea that your being nominated so -- out exactly what where were you when you got the call and you know your initial reactionary initial thought. That's kind of funny. It was actually go and knows my high school. Going into meeting. Baseball -- them. Principle that people at high school my own players -- in them. But baseball program and things there's actually go in for meeting called funny calls me. Aces in Omar's here. In. In inducted into the -- well Spain and I would like at the moment now like him. What he means it exactly Tampa Bay -- -- you know I -- I I would. It's oh of course of course none -- -- create -- I I I remember just hang -- up the phone in my mind Lehman Brothers and let me. What's wrong. Been inducted into its old name -- I was like really go meeting now let's go nose to celebrate you know -- -- if John Q I don't know -- the but yeah -- I was pretty excited and thrilled and it's sad that we actually after that meeting that OK. Now what this home mom and now letter now -- -- my -- everybody knows it was -- W -- W going in with a -- He played with Pedro those usual went up against Roger and now she Joseph Castiglione is meant a lot as well but you know those two pitchers and into steaks yeah it's. You know obviously. One for Roger I I got I had a chance to play with them for little short time. One of these roses you know when he struck out one in Detroit as you know it was a shortstop when he struck out when he. Didn't do much I did associates off day it was great. That that was the that's just kind of a -- to you know when you think about some of the things theory would the apart of in your career that that was a huge through for me. And then you know would show. Joseph I don't know if there's anybody who really just exudes enthusiasm an example you know with Boston just. You know I think the fans are so lucky just a true fan on the radio as well talking about. You know -- the gains if you can really feel it and now -- knows me from the from. California -- so much about the Red Sox history there's obviously no pesky. A lot of people top meanwhile would -- the red -- -- number one as well just talking about the history so. Which thrilled when I heard that and that Pedro main. For me -- -- in on right now working for the Dodgers now watching Q and there's pretty special -- knows there's probably. Argument that we tell you is that they -- I get that alive and and watching some of the stuff he's doing and everybody's like oh. You know Clayton had the game that where he did throw a no hitter news or almost a perfect game and I'll let you know. When do the no hitter it was almost a perfect game except the best performance ever like Mike was tonight so page I -- time out here and and I said he's got a ways ago but he's getting there I say if I get to see the best and that's when look at Pedro I had the -- -- -- Speaking of that gap agers get clemency -- all three in their prime we don't know commercial crimes can be but assuming it's. Pretty resistance and I don't. Other agencies -- else it's there it's unbelievable I mean -- pretty impressed. Out of those -- or at least the guy you least like like debates on those three. At least like to face. I don't know I it's tough on the hater I'm not supposed to say any -- -- you know it made -- like you know that's for your mentality that was in there but. I don't know I mean I didn't do well against Roger my number stocks. I didn't so maybe you apologists say Roger. But I would like to face all any one of those guys -- actually I would like to face I just know that they're all such a challenge I mean there's just there's. They're so competitive on the ability both. All three of them attacked differently. They really do you know he got Roger going out there just more. I'm an overpowering human come after human challenge you -- who had so many different pitches. And then right now -- you know he's got the fast over a curb on that slider that he that he's developed cities you know. He still developing and that's the team -- scared bunker shot sees him every scene he's never satisfied and that's impressive but I think they all of the very similar makeup. And want one thing that I've seen Kershaw. And I like this and I was able to see you Roger and Pedro is the date their pitching. That day they come in it aids. It's a different put the their. The facial expressions or body language every it's different it's locked in you're like okay you -- that way they're gonna go on there and and then as a teammate you know like I'm glad I'm behind these guys that's that's the ones out there. Nomar Garciaparra would this year on Red Sox hall of fame induction day amid days with MF -- whenever Alou isn't too good of the mood Christian and I frequently remind you -- you left in 2003. Right yeah they -- -- -- right before -- revenue for the real World Series. Have you ever allowed yourself your mind water street at some point what what would have been like to be here in 2004. Win the World Series was one. Yeah I mean I I you definitely think about that I've -- I was also happy when they want and I was excited and and for me -- I felt the part of it because I was getting calls from the guys when they're going through so for me that was pretty special you know when they -- on the bus when her. On the road and they're like Casey who were doing or thinking about you and on my ID yeah I'm watching it and and because I don't there's only two World Series I've ever watched. What while I was while I was plain hand -- -- wanna watch like MarketWatch where I wanna be. But one was when the Mets in the lead the Yankees are at speakers JP was my remaining college news in the losers I wanted to watch him CEO -- So watch that one and then obviously and then. The one in 04. Because I was chair for the guys and like I said they were calling me so I was pulling for them so. You know obviously would be nice to be there with them for sure but I also felt part of it because of the phone calls and back and forth and everything so and I appreciated that. You played you know and at same time with me were roosters. The thought of winning a World Series so far out there are people actually believe in the curse of the baby goes 1918 I mean there's chance -- they surrounded us and Tony think back of three championships in ten years. In since. If that's a sort of blow your mind knowing what it was like the mentality before and I think that the success they've had until four. Now you know what I said this cash I remember send us out client I said when they win one they're gonna win many. But it is just a matter of winning now one and it's it won't just speed out lawn and then they're gonna have to wait a long time afterwards I said that vicious that I goes. You played for so long as it's just like all its gonna take that first one. And they're gonna have more than that and it's gonna come and you know with the really -- 2003 was going to be and we are so closely at the team's that sprightly feel fourteen did it as well because. How good that team was -- you and your right there in the mentality that we all had going into the next year so. It's it doesn't surprise me that they've they've they've gone on and one more after that. When -- thanks so much for joining us really do appreciate congratulations. On the on the severe funding for you and thanks for taking a little time to join us to talk about it thanks guys appreciate it. I know Nomar Garciaparra Red Sox hall of Famer. Joining us right now. On middays with Timothy. Roger Clemens when we come back he's getting inducted as well do that next. He'll join us here Fenway Park 937 WEE why.

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