Nomar Garciaparra knows what the 2012 Boston Red Sox are going through. He was there the last time the team had a losing season in 1997, and he too had to endure intense scrutiny from the notoriously ravenous Boston media during his time in a Red Sox uniform.
Nomar also knows better than most (and certainly better than the current members of the team) what the passing of Johnny Pesky means to the Red Sox. Just as he was to numerous Red Sox players over the years, Pesky was a dear friend to Nomar during his days in Boston. The two remained close friends even after Nomar left the Red Sox in 2004.
By virtue of his partnership with Subway and his role with its "Buddy Badge" Logo Contest promotion for the Little League Challenger Division, the former All-Star shortstop and current ESPN analyst was able to spare a few minutes from his duties covering the Little League World Series in Williamsport to share a few words with B/R about Pesky and the Red Sox.
He also opened up about some other trending topics around Major League Baseball, including the recent PED busts and his ageless former rival, Derek Jeter.
Start the show whenever you're ready for his comments.