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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 history at catching no hitters. He is the only one ever to do it FOUR times; and he came within a single out of five. Obviously there is a significant amount of luck/chance involved in this, but it’s definitely not a coincidence either.
I remember exactly where I was on all 5 occasions. Saturday, April 27, 2002, Derek Lowe beat Tampa 10-0, throwing the first no-hitter at Fenway park in 37 years. I watched the game while working at Boston Beer Works by North Station. Thursday, June 7, 2007 Curt Schilling beat Oakland 1-0, giving up just one hit to the A’s Shannon Stewart with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th. ...
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Longtime Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Veritek is expected to announce his retirement on Thursday, but it appears that the organization knew about the impending announcement long before anyone else did. How so? Video of a New York family’s tour of the Red Sox clubhouse on Truck Day (the annual event in early February [...]
Jason Varitek is set to retire tomorrow from Major League Baseball and of course, such news always requires some sort of retrospective analysis. Was he a Hall of Fame player? Where does he rank among catchers of his generation? Yes, such news is always our cue to write something to sum up a career. Such retrospectives are complicated when such a retiring player played for a high...
Jason Varitek was extremely emotional in his retirement speech on Thursday, expressing his utmost gratitude and appreciation for the Red Sox organization. Varitek reached out to the owners of the Red Sox during his address, telling John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner just how much spending his entire career in Boston truly meant to the 15-year veteran. Check out the video above...
Longtime Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek is announcing his retirement from baseball Thursday and given his status as a well-respected representative of the game (except when it comes to A-Rod and the Yankees, probably), it is expected that players, managers, front office personnel from all across Major League Baseball will express their congratulatory opinions [...]
The Boston Globe is reporting that Jason Varitek will announce his retirement from the field on Thursday in a press conference at Ft. Meyers, but is expected to stay with the team in some capacity.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Jason Varitek, one of the cornerstone players in Red Sox history, will announce his retirement Thursday and is expected to take a position with the organization.
When the Boston Red Sox reported to spring training and captain Jason Varitek was nowhere to be found, the players could see the writing on the wall.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The writing has been on the wall regarding captain Jason Varitek's future with the Boston Red Sox for some time now.
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.