Found February 27, 2012 on Ted's Army:


The Boston Globe broke the story:

Jason Varitek, a two-time World Series champion and the captain of the Red Sox from 2005-2011, will announce his retirement on Thursday in Fort Myers, sources told the Globe today.

Varitek is expected to stay with the organization in some capacity.

A member of the Red Sox from 1997-2011, Varitek hit .256 with 193 home runs and 757 RBIs. He was a three-time All-Star and a Gold Glove winner.

Only Carl Yastrzemski (23 seasons), Ted Williams (19) and Jim Rice (16) had longer tenures with the Red Sox without playing for another team.

Congrats to Jason Varitek on one helluva career. (Am I a horrible person for saying this announcement is two years too late?)

Tek will always be remembered for shoving his mitt in Alex Rodriquez's face during the championship season of 2004. He had a knack for catching no-hitters (4) and let's not forget his alleged affair with the lovely Heidi Watney. 

It's safe to say this guy has manager written all over him.


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