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It's not how they'd ordinarily spend their off day, but Nomar Garciaparra's teammates seemed happy to bowl a few frames yesterday at the Town Line Ten Pin in Malden. We're told No. 5 is rather superstitious about his number (gee, that's a bit of a surprise), so now that there have been five Nomar Bowls, this might be the last year. The night of charity bowling drew some major-league talent, including Sox players Johnny Damon, who showed up in a tan and black bowling shirt, and his fiancee, Michelle Mangan, who sported some amazing Dolce & Gabbana pants; catcher Jason Varitek; relief pitcher Keith Foulke; infielders Mark Bellhorn and Brian Daubach; Kevin Millar, with a black knit cap with "Cowboy Up!" stitched in red letters; and manager Terry Francona, arriving with general manager Theo Epstein. Non-Sox attendees included designer Joseph Abboud; actor Seth Meyers; New England Patriots guard Joe Andruzzi, Governor Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann; Boston Celtics player Walter McCarty, wearing a Tom Brady Pats jersey; and the Coors Twins, Diane and Elaine Klimaszewski. Actor Ben Affleck, looking more like a gas station attendant than a movie star with his St. Patrick's Day green Red Sox cap, blue T-shirt, and a green work jacket with "Valco Service" printed on it, said this event is one of his favorites. "First of all, it's in Malden. . . . The red carpet in Malden is where it's at." After roughhousing a bit with the night's host -- not too much, we need No. 5 back on the field, please -- Affleck cut his comments short to get inside and "hang out with my heroes." Proceeds from the night will benefit five local charities.

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