Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1999
The Dodgers finally announced that they have signed Nomar Garciaparra to a one year contract worth $6 million with incentives that could push the value to $8 mil. The Dodgers are also expected to announce that they've signed Kenny Lofton to a contract to be the starting center fielder. Now all they need is to announce that they've discovered some sort of time machine that will turn back the clock at least 5 years and they'll really have something. Maybe they could talk Larry Walker out of retirement to play right, or move Garciaparra to the outfield and sign Frank Thomas to play first and complete the puzzle of 90s all-stars that have hit the wall? Between Nomar, JD Drew, and Kenny Lofton that's about 100 days on the DL. Maybe they can hire Leah Siwinski to be the team masseuse (old story, but I'd missed it) and keep everyone happy.
On the bright side, now that he's in LA, we can finally stop calling Garciaparra, "Nomah." Plus, Mia Hamm should be in attendance for some games; and while she certainly can't match Jose Lima's wife , it's certainly an upgrade over what Derek Lowe was bringing to the party.