Nomar Garciaparra Quotes

25 Nomar Garciaparra quotes:

"I love the game of baseball."
"My inspiration was the game itself, not any individual player in it."
"That's basically what I'm doing when I'm tapping them - getting my toes to the end of my shoes."
"When I go home my mother still makes me take out the garbage."
"You know it as soon as you walk in Yankee Stadium. The electricity is there every time, every day."
"Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that."
"It was definitely a learning experience and we'll see it they keep me out there."
"It was something new every time I turned around that season. Ultimately, you don't have the energy to keep defending yourself, but at this point I don't want to rehash it. I've moved on and they've moved on."
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"There's a month here, ... Do we realize what our fate kind of is? You do, but at the same time, it's not respectability for ourselves but respect for the game. There's a month left in the season. If you don't get [to the playoffs], fans are still coming out there watching you, and you respect the game because they coming out to watch."
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: Fate Quotes
"I think that exacerbated the situation a little bit more. It was a combination of that trauma and my body kind of protecting itself from the (groin) surgery. Every day I'm doing everything I can to try and get loose."
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"If it was in my control, I'd still be wearing a Red Sox uniform, because it's the place I know, I love. All of those fans, I'll always remember. But I'm also going to another great place. I'm going to a phenomenal city with great tradition as well, phenomenal fans, great organization."
"You ever played Major League Baseball?"
"Different things come up and you can't simulate a game, ... I've been practicing, taking ground balls, [but] different things come up in the game that you take home and learn from. You still have to adjust."
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: Balls Quotes
"It was the place where I saw my first major league game. It brought back a lot of childhood memories. There was feeling that I got by going there."
"You'll have games where you're out there a long time. Being able to go through that and not get stiff was a good thing for me. As I went along, it felt better, and on that last play [a nifty move to his right and a throw across his body for the final out in the seventh] had a lot of body torque to it, and no problems."
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: Games Quotes
"I never saw a problem with it being a tie. I saw one of the best games I've ever seen."
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: Games Quotes
"God, Ted, I knew I liked you!"
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: God Quotes
"Every position is important and has its differences. It takes time to reach the same instinct level at first base that I had shortstop. It is a work in progress, but I'm getting there."
"They'll always be in my heart. That's probably what I miss most are the people. I think they know I gave everything I could. I tried both on and off the field as best as I could because I appreciated them so much."
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"Health is always a factor. Everyone needs to stay healthy and do their job. These guys believe in each other."
Author: Garciaparra Quotes Category: Health Quotes

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