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Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia reflected back on his relationship with pitcher Tim Wakefield on Friday. Saltalamacchia caught Wakefield during much of the 2011 season and the two formed a very tight bond by the time the season was finished. Salty talks about some of the good times had with Wakefield and how much the 45-year-old meant to the Red Sox organization. See the entire interview with Salty in the video above.

Here’s to You, Mr. Wakefield

Tim Wakefield wasn’t the best pitcher in Red Sox history (that’s Pedro Martinez), nor was he the most entertaining (guys like Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Luis Tiant and yes, Pedro, have that territory marked), but what he was one of the Nation’s favorites. For 17 years, he pitched, and acted, with the same stoicism. He never put himself above the game, and was always, always ready...

Watch Tim Wakefield's Retirement News Conference Live (Video)

Live video by Ustream Tim Wakefield retires after 19 seasons in Major League Baseball. Watch the knuckleballer's retirement news conference live above.

Red Sox pitcher Wakefield, 45, retires (AP)

Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox. The 45-year-old knuckleballer planned to make the announcement at the team's spring training facility at a news conference Friday evening. After two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the right-hander signed as a minor-league free agent in April 1995.

Vote: Where Does Josh Beckett, Jarrod Saltalamacchia Stand on List of Best No. 1 Batteries in American League East?

It's no surprise the AL East boasts some of the best batteries in all of baseball, but determining where the Red Sox rank among these is no easy task. The Yankees and Rays both have bona fide aces and the Blue Jays and Orioles have some intriguing up-and-comers. CC Sabathia is the clear workhorse of the Yankees pitching staff, falling just short of another 20-win season in 2011...

Wakefield retiring after 17 seasons with Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox.

Watch the Wakefield Press Conference Live at 5pm

Watch the live press conference where Tim Wakefield is announcing his retirement at 5pm EST below: Watch live streaming video from necn_live at  

Tim Wakefield career highlights

A few days ago, longtime Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield announced his retirement after a lengthy big-league career that stretches back to the George H. W. Bush presidency. When a player retires, it’s time to look back on his career, and that’s exactly what I’d like to do here. Below is a list of Tim Wakefield’s career highlights. Included are some of the greatest...

Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield to retire

Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement Friday after 19 seasons, including the last 17 with the Boston Red Sox.

Wakefield retires after 17 years with Red Sox

Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will retire Friday after 17 seasons in Boston.

Red Sox veteran Wakefield retires after 19 seasons

Tim Wakefield has never been afraid to face a hitter with his knuckleball, kind of like he's never been afraid to face the truth.

Time for One Last Act of Leadership, Captain

If Varitek elects to retire, Saltalamacchia has a keepsake. In 2007, while with the Atlanta Braves, he asked Varitek to sign a Red Sox jersey. Above his signature, Varitek scribbled a message: “Catch with pride.”That's from this Herald blog piece.Call it a whisper campaign if you like, but I'll say it out loud: it's time to call it a day, Captain."BUT HE CAN...

The Week in Meme 2.17.2012

Tim Wakefield is retiring. Linsanity can go **** off. Gary Carter died. MLB opened up training camp. Oh, I almost forgot. JR Smith still has terrible hair and its in NYC. The is is the week that was….in Meme.                                                                    
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