Terry Francona: Nomar Garciaparra, this is an unexpected pleasure. We are honored by your presence…
Nomar Garciaparra: You may dispense with the pleasantries, Manager. I’m here to put you back on schedule to win the World Series.
Terry Francona: I assure you, Nomar. My men have worked as hard as they can.
Nomar Garciaparra: Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.
Terry Francona: I tell you, this ballclub will be operational as planned.
Nomar Garciaparra: The nation does not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation.
Terry Francona: But, they asks the impossible. I need more men who can hit.
Nomar Garciaparra: Then perhaps you can tell them that at the pre-game conference.
Terry Francona: The cameras are coming here?
Nomar Garciaparra: That is correct, Manager. And the nation is most displeased with your apparent lack of progress.
Terry Francona: We shall double our efforts.
Nomar Garciaparra: I hope so, Manager, for your sake. The Nation is not as forgiving as I am.
Tonight, against the San Diego Padres, Nomar Garciaparra returns. What does this mean for the rest of the ballclub? There is now a ripple effect.
Remainder of archive lost.