A Real Sports Hero  

rm_pchamp012004 57M
1324 posts
10/12/2005 4:34 pm

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A Real Sports Hero

Too many times, I open the newspaper to find one of my sports "heros" on the front page for: DWI, beating his wife, aggravated assault, drugs and yes, even murder. I was happy to see that Chicago Cubs Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra made the news for a totally different reason.

Nomar, along with his uncle, Victor Garciaparra jumped into Boston Harbor and rescued two women who had fallen in.

Now I can tell you from experience that the water in Boston Harbor in October is far from balmy ... in fact it is 5 minutes to hyperthermia cold.

Moreover, the fact that this happened last Friday, and I'm just hearing about it now, is a testement to Nomar and his Uncle that Heros don't brag about their exploits. Another man would have probably gone straight to the press before even drying off.

Not only is Nomar a hero, he is also a role-model for us guys with less than movie-star looks ... after all he did get women's soccer star Mia Hamm ... proving that character counts.

rm_bella_ 48F
4030 posts
10/12/2005 5:42 pm

Did you say Garciaparra? i recognize that name.

darkdreamsofu 53F

10/12/2005 6:35 pm

Thank you for the uplifting story involving an athlete! We need more of this as these guys are so often role models for our kids!

duststormdiva 52F
6854 posts
10/12/2005 11:22 pm

What a great story. I feel the best and most honorable heros are the ones who do it without wanting all the glory. Our men and women who fight for our freedom are also heros that serve so unselfishly and more than likely don't want to be recognized in the lime light.


tillerbabe 57F

10/13/2005 1:50 am

I didn't know about this....so "kewl" thank you for sharing! It is these little instances of humanity that keep me going....{=}

goddessofbitches 42M/34F

10/13/2005 11:19 am

I think it is awesome when someone saves anothers life without looking for something in return. It shows that there are people out there willing to be humane.

I didn't know Mia was hooked up with anyone...glad you told me.


Always The Bitch

barbiebunny 37F
5597 posts
10/13/2005 1:27 pm

I was thinking he looks hot.. then again so r u to me

Its good to be...ME

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
10/14/2005 6:01 am

nice to see there are some heros left in this world

I'm a

i'm here to stay

cajunpet 71M
1185 posts
10/14/2005 3:54 pm

There is still a lot of good guys and heros in sports, but you mostly hear about the bad stuff.

Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet

keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
10/14/2005 5:30 pm

Yes papy. It is nice to see. Good post pchamp! I had not heard this story until now.

Ultraviolet_69 63F

10/15/2005 5:48 pm

Albit a bit redundant, I too want to say kudos for helping to get the word out about the deeds of this great athlete and his uncle. Seems like heorism runs in the family.(And by the way I concur with barbiebunny. Both you and Nomar are hot.)

rm_pchamp012004 57M
2672 posts
10/15/2005 6:01 pm

bella, I don't know if you follow baseball, but he was in the All-Star game a couple of times when he played for Boston.

darkdreams, sports stars have always been role-models for kids ... lately it's been hard to find a positive one.

dusty, his Uncle Victor heads up his charitable organization. Many athletes have these charities ... but the media would much rather talk about the arrests of the "bad apples"

tiller, these little instances of humanity are happening all over ... how many people contributed to hurricane relief?

Mandy, they hooked up about 4 years ago and have been married for about a year. Mia recently took his last name when she retired from soccer.

bunzy, *blush*

papy, there are heros all around us, the true ones like to remain unsung.

cajun, you hear about the bad stuff because the press/media want you to think the world is going to hell ... I refuse to believe that, and will try to trumpet the good things that happen as well as rant about the bad.

Keith, I was late hearing this story too ... figured it was worth spreading around.

duststormdiva 52F
6854 posts
10/18/2005 7:39 pm

Isn't it sad, pchamp012004 that people have to concentrate on the negative? In a society that promotes positive happenings, too bad the press does not follow the lead.


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