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  • Nomar saves two in Boston Harbor

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    Nomar dives into Boston Harbor to help women
    Associated Press

    BOSTON -- Former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra rescued two women who had fallen into Boston Harbor late last week, his uncle and a witness told the Boston Herald.

    Garciaparra, traded to the Chicago Cubs on July 31, 2004, was with his uncle in his Charlestown condominium at about 10 p.m. Friday when they heard a scream and a splash, said the uncle, Victor Garciaparra.

    As soon as the All-Star shortstop and two-time American League batting champ ran out the door to help the woman, her friend also fell in, hitting her head on the pier, said Victor Garciaparra, who oversees his nephew's business and charitable ventures.

    Victor Garciaparra jumped from the balcony to the water 20 feet below.

    "I swam towards them and by the time I reached them, Nomar was already there holding the girls up," he told the newspaper. "But he couldn't get them up without help."

    One woman had a large lump on her head and appeared to be unconscious, he said. When she came to, the first thing she said was: "Are you Nomar?" Victor Garciaparra said.

    The two men pulled the women from the water. Their husbands arrived and whisked them off to the hospital before the Garciaparras even got their names, he said.

    Johnny O'Hara of Natick witnessed the incident from his boat.

    "A bunch of us came running over and sure enough, pulling the two girls from the water was Nomar," he told the newspaper. "It was crazy. Nomar was like jumping over walls to get to the girls and the other guy leaped off the balcony. It was unbelievable."

    Nomar Garciaparra was unavailable for comment, his uncle said.[/b][/quote]

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  • #2
    That's almost as many saves as the Cubs bullpen had all year.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
    --Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      So in order for Nomar to hit something, it has to be the size of a harbor?

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      • #4
        Good thing Renteria wasn't there, he'd have dropped them back into the water.

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        • #5
          QUOTE(210 @ Oct 12 2005, 01:56 PM) Quoted post

          Good thing Renteria wasn't there, he'd have dropped them back into the water.
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          He would have saved them, but only after taking bids from onlookers for his services.
          "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
          --Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Luckily, Nomar could be 20 feet underwater and still breathe through his nose.

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            • #7
              Thanks, beautiful.
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              • #8
                If he was wearing his Cub uniform, they would have all drowned.
                RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                You'll never be forgotten.

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