Found March 01, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Jason Varitek
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
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 was like to play with the captain >>

The Varitek's don't like the A-Rod picture. I don't care.

Of all the things that Jason Varitek has done during his lengthy career with the Red Sox, none is more recognizable than jamming his catcher's mitt in the face of Alex Rodriguez.  And that's something that doesn't sit well with Jason, nor his father. Via “It wasn't something that you're proud of. We've been down this road talking with my kids...

Truck Day clubhouse tour video revealed Jason Varitek’s impending retirement

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 Perspective

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 Calls Red Sox His Family, Grateful for Keeping Him With Team for Life (Video)

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...

For Varitek, it was never about the numbers

Jason Varitek retired Thursday Trade deadline, 1997. For a Seattle Mariners knee deep in a American League West playoff race, the Mariners found it necessary to trade for an established pitcher to try and make a run for the playoffs. They struck a deal with the Boston Red Sox to acquire Heathcliff Solcumb for two prospects, pitcher Derek Lowe and catcher Jason Varitek. Both players...

Ozzie Guillen weighs in on Jason Varitek’s retirement in typical Ozzie fashion

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 [...]

Most folks who can retire at 39 are very happy. Jason Varitek is not one of those folks

Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek retired yesterday. Crying like you would if you could retire at 39. Every time you check your email, think -- gotta check Bob's Blitz. Follow us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

My Nominee for the Next Retiree

You've got to hand it to the Sox this time. They handled Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek with delicacy. They clearly never wanted to sign them, but they had the decency to offer them minor league deals. (Some players would be insulted by that -- but it seems, from all reactions, that it was a gesture that was appreciated.)But now, there's another staple of Red Sox Nation...

Jason Varitek Recalls His Favorite Moments As Red Sox Player, Including Catching Pedro Martinez, Jon Lester

The Red Sox have had some pretty amazing moments over the past 15 years, anything from a number of no-hitters to two World Series titles, and Jason Varitek has been apart of them all. Varitek reflected on some of those moments on Thursday, talking with NESN's Tom Caron and Jerry Remy about his amazing career and some of the unbelievable pitchers he was able to catch for over...

David Ortiz on Varitek: 'We're going to miss him'

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.

To the Moon

In a nice coda to Jason Varitek's classy, low-key departure, the Future (it's always about the Future) had something to say during a meaningless B game. Buster Olney ‏ @Buster_ESPNRyan Lavarnway with a moonshot homer to left with two outs in the first. This is not to say that the future has been determined, but it's a good reminder that change is good and necessary...

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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