Garciaparra, who played with Boston from 1996-2004, was thrilled to have a ceremony honoring him.
“I’m truly grateful for a day like this,” Garciaparra said on Wednesday’s edition of Red Sox Gameday Live. “It’s meant so much putting on this uniform to play on this field for so long.”
Garciaparra discussed several topics with NESN’s Heidi Watney, including his acrimonious departure from Boston midway through 2004. No. 5 said that while the departure was disappointing, it was also a business element of baseball, and what truly matters in the end is the human element.
And that’s what brought the Red Sox and Nomar back together.
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