Nomar Garciaparra will sign a one-day contact with the Boston Red Sox Wednesday so he can retire a Beantown hero.
Quite possibly the twitchiest player in the history of baseball, Garciaparra played his first eight seasons in a Red Sox uniform. He'll hang up his cleats with a nifty .313/.361/.521 career line, just four big league at bats short of 6,000.
The team is expected to have a formal press conference at 10:30am EST this morning.
Funny, but am I the only one who thought Nomar already called it quits? I guess I assumed he retired after last season when he kind of fell off the face of the game. And honestly, I also mistakenly thought he retired the season before that until I saw him sporting an Oakland Athletics uni.
Well, I guess now it's official. Happy trails, Nomah!
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