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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 STILL PLAY!" Lots of guys can still play. My theory: the team is handling this with kid gloves. They know people deserve better exits than Francona got. They're not not in this business to be jerks. But a minor league deal, to the captain of the team, is a pretty clear message. There's no room for Tek on the roster.Tim Wakefield mentioned his family yesterday. I don't mean to be rude, but his family was still there when he said he still wanted to play. I don't blame anyone for wanting to play. I'd play if I could.Tek can still play. But there's also the future to think of, and we ...
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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...
Live video by Ustream Tim Wakefield retires after 19 seasons in Major League Baseball. Watch the knuckleballer's retirement news conference live above.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox.
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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.
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...
Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement
Friday after 19 seasons, including the last 17 with the Boston Red
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.
Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will retire Friday after 17 seasons in Boston.
Boston pitcher Tim Wakefield, 45, announced his retirement Friday. The knuckleballer had a 200-180 record and pitched 3,226-1/3 innings in 19 major-league seasons.
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.