Nomar's freak injury surprises absolutely no one.
Without a doubt, Nomars clutch performance with the team has won him many fans, both in the stands and in the clubhouse. The resurgent first baseman is one of the catalysts behind the Dodgers playoff run, and he has proven to be a selfless teammate.
Thanks to Nomar waiting until the postseason to get injured, Manager Grady Little said on Thursday, Now weve got a convenient excuse for when we inevitably get bounced by the Mets.
Thats just Nomar being Nomar, said center fielder/crotchety old man Kenny Lofton: Thanks to Nomars clutch injury, maybe people wont notice that in eight at bats, Ive got no hits and have struck out four times. Or that Im too old to play in the outfield.
Added Lofton: Now get off my lawn, you damn whipper-snapper!
Steve Trachsel, Saturday's probable starter for the Mets, was quoted as saying, "Wow, I can't believe I'm still in the majors! Sweet!"
Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal had no comment, as he was passed out drunk in the locker room floor after getting into a case of leftover celebration champagne.