Found February 29, 2012 on Unathletic:

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Two of the better catchers of our generation retired this offseason. First, Jorge Posada then Jason Varitek – Two guys that meant the world to their organizations success the past twenty years. Quite an achievement to be a catcher for the Red Sox or Yankees for more than a decade.

The Press

Arsenal – 4 (Realistic) Strikers rumored to potentially sign with the Gunners [BleacherReport]
This is a total epic fail in terms of beer pong dunks [Barstool]
Miss USA Alyssa Campanella is hot, but she’s also a traitor [BustedCoverage]
10 Awesome GIFs that will brighten up your Wednesday [CavemanCircus]
In case you missed the Armageddon that took place at the Daytona 500 on Monday [DeadSpin]
Brett Myers is going to be closing for the Houston Astros [ESPN]
My heavens! 43 year old Stephanie Seymour when topless for ‘V Magazine’ and looks amazing [Flisted]
15 Delicious Celebrities Dressed as French Maids [Uncoached]


Varitek To Announce Retirement This Week

After spending more than 14 years donning the tools of ignorance, Jason Varitek is calling it a career. The veteran backstop will announce his retirement on Thursday according to The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham, and he’s expected to remain with the organization in some non-playing capacity. Varitek, 39, was the homegrown Red Sox player that didn’t actually grow up in their...

Jason Varitek Proud of Career With Red Sox, Says His Goal Was to Always Be Good Teammate (Video)

Jason Varitek closed out his career with the Boston Red Sox in the same fashion that he exuded throughout his 15 years in Boston, with class. Varitek stood at the podium and expressed his heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for everything and everyone throughout his 15 seasons in the big leagues. But more than anything he expressed his great sense of pride and joy with all he and...

Jason Varitek: King of No-No’s

Jason Varitek is officially announcing his retirement Thursday, which means both of the longest tenured Red Sox have decided to hang ‘em up in a span of less than two weeks.  I feel similarly about Varitek as I do about Wakefield, obviously I can’t try to sum up everything he did in a Boston uniform.  So I will just say this: Varitek is the greatest player in Major League...

Video: Full Jason Varitek Retirement Press Conference

In case you were working or otherwise occupied, here is the full retirement press conference of Boston Red Sox captain and catcher Jason Varitek courtesy of the Boston Globe. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Jason Varitek's Friends, Teammates, Rivals Have Nothing But Praise for Catcher's Storied Career

When longtime Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek announced his retirement Thursday, a flurry of his former teammates, managers and opponents chimed on the end to his storied career with statements. Here are some below: Tim Wakefield: "Tek epitomizes what a true professional should be. He's been a great teammate, but more importantly he's been a better friend. The way he prepared...

Astros turn to Myers to be their closer

The Astros' search for a closer ended with a surprise announcement Tuesday morning. Veteran right-hander Brett Myers, a starter in all but one of his 10 Major League seasons, will move into the role, manager Brad Mills told reporters.

Watch Jason Varitek's Retirement News Conference Live (Video)

Red Sox Nation gets ready to say good-bye to a legend on Thursday when longtime catcher Jason Varitek will officially announce his retirement. Watch the captain's news conference live on NESN at 5:30 p.m. or on a live stream here at Click here to see some of Jason Varitek's greatest moments >> Click here for reaction from Varitek's teammates on what it...

The Roster Report – February 29, 2012

Hey there, hardball fans. Welcome to another edition of the Roster Report. With most of the off-season roster movement finished, it’s time to take a long look at a few recent decisions (and an injury) that will affect roster composition for a few squads. If you’re the fan of the Athletics, the Astros, or the Yankees, you may want to keep reading. The Houston Astros name SP/RP...

Jason Varitek ‘Tek Facts’

Tek Facts A.B. How did Heidi Watney not make this list? (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "facebook-jssdk"));

Player Quotes About Varitek

  "He showed me how to be a player with honesty, hard work and integrity without ever having to say one word.” - Jonathan Papelbon   “He taught me how to be a leader & showed me how to be a champion… It was a honor and a pleasure to have been his teammate.” - Johnny Damon   “In my 23 years of professional baseball I never played with or against...

Ortiz: "It was a good ride being Tek's teammate"

  While I'm not happy that Jason Varitek is retiring, I can acknowledge that it's for the best.  For all parties involved.  Still, though, it's going to be weird not seeing him suit up every afternoon. Luckily we still get to keep him as part of the organization.  Last season's perceived lack of leadership aside, this is still a man who is greatly respected...

AP source: Red Sox C Varitek to retire Thursday

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Red Sox catcher and captain Jason Varitek has decided to retire.

A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait

Alex Rodriguez laughed off Bobby Valentine's comments about his 2004 scrap with Jason Varitek, then made a brief statement and ducked through the crowd of reporters surrounding his locker.
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