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http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2010/03/nomar_to_retire.html

Nomar calls it a day as an official member of the Red Sox. What a shame, he was once looking like a sure fire Hall of Famer, until that injured wrist slowed his swing. One of the few Red Sox players I respected. He always seemed like a nice guy, and a class act. Hope he has a happy retirement.
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    He always seemed like a nice guy, and a class act. Hope he has a happy retirement.


Agreed. When I think of Nomar, this story always comes to mind:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/9668965/
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Second time in his career he quit as a member of the Red Sox, the other of course being in the summer of '04, before he mysteriously became healthy when he became a Cub. Bye beautiful, go worry about women soccer leagues like you did when you went in the tank the last 6 weeks of the '03 season.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.54
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    before he mysteriously became healthy when he became a Cub.


Nomar was rarely healthy as a Cub. He was just never the same after the injury bug started, no matter what team he was on.

It's interesting to compare the careers of the 'big three' shortstops as they were back in the late nineties as Jeter, ARod and Nomar. Unfortunately for baseball, there is really only one still playing.

When Nomar made contact, it seemed like it was *always* on the sweet spot of the bat. Great hitter.
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So long, Nomar. We'll always have 4+1 (mlb.mlb.com).



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Ah yes, the joys of the WILD CARD. You know, I don't think the Jays would be doing this if it wasn't for the wild card spot. If you take a look at thing (baring injuries) they're looking great this year, even compared to the Yankees and Red Sox.
- El Nastio, Jays at it again! (2005)
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