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Nomar Garciaparra talks about being drafted by the Red Sox and how excited he was to make his debut. Hitting a HR for his first hit was a dream come true and his family was right there to support him.
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Red Sox come not in first round he stormed through the minor leagues up. The it's -- funny to me because I believe this is true that your first game in the big leagues he played second base. And it never put their sense of right right and I was up outside the field. It was it was you know it's it's it's kind of funny it is. You know you tell your first game in the big leagues he had a bunch of amazing emotions going on and but I think come when things is here here I'm going our way. No one's gonna know me and you -- like kind of in and we saw an aggressive hitter kind of fast thoughts upon that thing. Face you know pitcher when you get your first at -- chance of thinking that. And that actually win and second base late in games like the ninth inning and I am very sound like her I don't know what Senseo ensure not. -- all people that I know like playing on the Olympic team Jason Giambi as -- first. Ground ball Little -- just a bullet with a good I'm glad I was placing mesa this is no I didn't catch a clean -- -- -- that down thank goodness it got that out probably thought that promote modified to mull it over there and I'll be general and I had gone over there. And but I'm like well how funny is that is that here's my good friend didn't mean my first ball -- the big -- Jason Giambi remember that. And the funny thing was that I had -- -- bat that day that I want to facts and consistent and I he's. I face Willie Adams yeah. A guy from winning here I'm big into my whole life and thinking didn't come on c'mon you know icy split fingers little thing in his lap and like I know you not like banks like -- dog -- that you feel a little subtle some I have known you know my whole life and I laughed and I'm like. This is this is classic this is awesome and it was great men then from there the next day actually started -- shortened. Finished first it was all alone yes M first it was -- what kind of bursting was going on earlier rounded first base is she you know I'll do is sound. It's pretty good it was it was pretty amazing and sense whereas I good. I've had such an amazing family and friends who have supported my whole life my family's just unbelievable one online. Mile -- lose four years old and I am Marie -- my brother's house kid playing baseball together. Doing all sorts stuff and he always said he -- when you're making your first. First it's going to be home run and personally whenever you lose first and it's funny because and he listen you know some who have played in Oakland and down. Plus my family drives up for the game. I say families I just my media and the fans -- almost grandmother that show up legendary as my immediate family. So there's a drive by left about twenty consistent day. And I remember hitting second and thinking of him now -- -- -- guy he said this and I'll just thinking of that and pressing home plate -- that big bear hug Mo -- I'm. For me actually I was ready to grab my back. Handed Vick can do to Kennedy insane things go home -- I am not there then hit good here's my -- thank you thanks for opportunity this chance. This what I always wanted to do -- -- you know being a small kids. Are here and so my times and never making it she's fine now. Whatever I'm the only ones. I'm saying every day I'm going to be a big league MVP there watching him and I finally did tonight. Wasn't about opponents and they've proven myself I kinda did Holland and they'll just -- my family got back down LA in certain exceptions. It's like how can it get any better than this but it did I mean you -- here you are the rookie of the year you go on -- -- back to back the batting titles mean. Your first few seasons in Boston had to be like a dream. Yeah I would say it was it was definitely am. Overwhelming had to say the least -- stuff. It was it was great town -- what what an amazing place to play -- winner would have great fans great environment and down. Yeah I it was it's overwhelming for I was -- from -- if we're -- no matter now all of a sudden. Having him with a walk down the street and we still have this weird for me hit it right. And the whole thing especially in Fossum was still no -- say -- -- our -- that it literally at all if that was god yeah first name's Anthony but that doesn't sound as -- Nolasco led him to Nomar always got my Nomar know what I say there's only two people coming Anthony. And I am going to tell -- everything now -- -- fanatic like I said and I am one of time he's been my mom and I was in trouble so it's. -- mega that was it and it's always been -- I'm always gone my Nomar. I think it started 1005 Arizona wasn't going to guard and there's a couple of things in my class and handling the teachers and Anthony through the second but then they are just coming -- I don't want you. I know I'd have to worry about that that I hit this up. When you look back on just your career in Boston. How does it what is the feeling. Great actually great because. I have some friends there has some I met so many amazing people there. Went back foot from the Mariners and is now than every day and night and give it everything I had not put that uniform on and respected everytime I went out there. So I look back and on my ears now being traded in doing -- stuff. Now -- like -- -- -- just -- Leon -- know and I think he's sour about. An amazing time and then amazingly there there. They won a World Series and I know. That year and normal part of that -- -- wasn't there at the end I was there have -- the World Series team is the whole season -- senate just the World Series it's a championship season. And you have a -- going to have a ring you know a guy once again. To be teammates -- -- -- I have the utmost respect right now we need rain here you know night. Proceeded from then didn't concern mind -- -- any of that last. Guys until we have a drink grab a beer hang my ring men and that's what that meant the world to me in that sense is that what it. Because does that mean more to wring itself as -- it's definitely it's definitely that means. Ten times more in the Marines now and I. Because that lets you know what you've done I mean in this game remain very few people fortunate to ever playing a World Series every hitter -- to ever be -- part of that. That feeling and managed just hasn't happened and people's career. So I always say you know what I'm I'm really look in the mirror and like when I'm done like after nine games of respect and I got my peers it makes me more. I mean anything's at hand perspective from the fans that come out all of times they'll likely play thanks to get -- concept. Thank you for your time Boston got out of love we miss you want it back to -- into you there were coming. When you hear those things out all I can say is like cross. I must -- right despite all the stuff that you hear that said that you want to say about you that that. They want to bring you down it's like stage of the true voices -- here nonstop you know you know that's means the world to me