Note: This is an addendum to my Nomar piece from earlier today, written by frequent SportsAngle contributor and conspirator Frank Pepe of Trumbull Island. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brilliant, and as a Knicks fan who views even their finest mid-90Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s glory days as being tragically flawed, it resonates. I get it.
My friend Esoteric was curious about Boston’s love for Nomar Garciaparra, a player who flamed out, left acrimoniously and was overshadowed by his shortstop contemporaries and the franchise who would eventually win it all without him. Nomar, though, was Ã¢â‚¬â€ and still is Ã¢â‚¬â€loved by Red Sox fans for his glory days, and for what he represented. Esoteric asked why: I think, as a Red Sox fan, I can give a bit of an answer.