I waited patiently with my friend James at the back of the stadium to wait for Nomar. Benson decided to go to the front of the stadium to get his Ryan Dempster jersey signed since he already got Nomar's autograph the last time Nomar was at the stadium.
There was about four of us waiting for Nomar which was great since your odds of getting an autograph gets much better if there are less people waiting. James wasn't interested in getting Nomar's autograph since he mainly collects NBA autographs so he helped me get an extra baseball signed. As soon as Nomar walked out of the media trailers I approached him and asked him politely to sign my jersey for me. He asked me for my name and was nice enough to personalize the autograph for me on the jersey. He signed it "To David All My Best, Nomar Garciaparra #5" but I wish he would have spaced the autograph out more. He somehow scrunched the entire inscription and autograph in the middle of the number five. Overall though I was happy since I ended up getting my jersey signed. I had this jersey since 2006 back when the Dodgers didn't have player names on the back of the jersey so it's always nice to complete a project.
I thanked Nomar for personalizing my jersey. It's always cool when the players take the extra time to personalize. Nomar ended up signing a ROMLB for James and after he finished signing for the rest of the fans I asked him to sign a baseball for me as well. Nomar was nice enough to sign my ROMLB on the SS.
I want to thank James again for getting me an extra baseball signed by Nomar.
Although most fans will associate Nomar having his best years as a member of the Boston Red Sox, he was part of Dodger history as well. He was responsible for hitting a walk off HR for the Dodgers in the 10th inning on September 18, 2006 which was one of the most memorable comebacks in Dodger history. This was the game where the Dodgers hit four consecutive home runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the Padres and Nomar hit the walk off game winning home run in the 10th inning to win it for the Dodgers. Check out the highlight video below
Here is a picture of Nomar after the walk off HR.
I can't believe it's been six years since that highlight. Afterwards James and I went over to the front of the stadium to meet up with Benson. Unfortunately not many of the Rangers walked out through the front of the stadium similar to the previous night where we got shut out. The only player to walk out while I was in the back of the stadium getting Nomar's autograph was Roy Oswalt who ignored all autograph requests.
The only player to sign walking out was Colby Lewis who signed my 2011 Allen and Ginter Card.
That was pretty much it. Getting Nomar Garciaparra's autograph finally just made my night.