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Nomar 'nervous' in his opener in Chicago

Updated: August 2, 2004, 10:13 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Nomar Garciaparra looked a bit odd in a different uniform, especially with a big blue and red "C" across his chest.

It didn't take him long, however, to feel at home.

Garciaparra

Less than 24 hours after changing teams, leagues and addresses, Garciaparra got his first look at Wrigley Field and an earful from nearly 40,000 grateful fans.

They cheered him Sunday in batting practice -- and he made new friends quickly by signing autographs for five ...

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