"When I was a kid, I tried all the positions, and I enjoyed them all.Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him.
Retired Major League Baseball star Nomar Garciaparra and his wife, Olympic gold-medalist soccer player Mia Hamm, have bought another home in Manhattan Beach, for .2 million.
The two-story home, built in 2004, has an East Coast look with white-trimmed casement windows, overhanging eaves and beige shingles fronting the facade. The roughly 4,450-square-foot house features a formal entry that opens to a step-down living room with vaulted ceilings and a paneled fireplace.
French doors off the living room open to a balcony that faces the street.
The property came up for sale in January for .599 million, records show.
“I have a wonderful husband, so we’re able to work it out,” she says.
“He has a very busy career, but he loves to spend time with the girls.While with Chicago, Garciapparra missed more than 100 games due to injuries and many thought his career as an All-Star shortstop was over.But in 2006, Garciaparra began playing first base and signed with the LA Dodgers, where he found his sweet swing again and became an All-Star for the first time since 2003.LAFEST will be the preeminent soccer event of its kind on the West Coast, bringing together film, entertainment, media and advertising professionals and celebrities who are passionate about soccer.In addition to Soccer Hall of Famer and former US Women’s National Soccer Team Captain , Survivor: Africa Winner and Grassroot Soccer Co-Founder Ethan Zohn and former Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodger great Nomar Garciaparra, the event expects to welcome celebrity participants from the entertainment and sports worlds. Proceeds will be donated to the Mia Hamm Foundation and Grassroot Soccer.He was given the name Nomar because it was the name of his father, Ramon, spelled backwards.