Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Nomar's Value Beyond Numbers

From "Rotation play: Nomar could go third" by Ken Gurnick at Dodgers.com:

[Nomar] Garciaparra has his infielder's glove ready and said he would move again if asked. When he re-signed with the Dodgers over the winter, he told the club he was open to changing positions again if the club believed it would enhance the chances of winning. He said it was not necessary for him to approach [Grady] Little and volunteer.

"Grady knows I would do it," he said.

Think that attitude won't rub off on the kids? It's easy to discount the worth of such a sacrifice to the team until you see how childish other stars can be.