Boston is in a bind with Nomar. He's still sulking, and the fact he didn't play tonight when apparently asked if he wanted to is troubling. (So is the fact that this milktoast Francona evidently ASKED him...jeez, where's Dick Williams when we need him?).
The problem is that he's a FA at season's end and I see no one that would want to rent him right now. I'm 99% sure he won't be back in Boston (the only FA's they will push hard to resign are Pedro and Varitek), but I suspect they're stuck with him for this season.
Never thought I'd get down on Garciaparra, but he hasn't taken this whole thing like the pro I thought he was. I don't believe anyone's feelings should be hurt because a team preferred A-Rod to him (unless the player has a ridiculously inflated ego) and I'm highly disappointed by Nomar's less than stellar attitude.
I'm not the only one. He's likely to be booed for the first time in his career when they get back home on Tuesday.