Sox 99 – Booming Bats

Booming bats and adequate pitching pushed the Red Sox ahead in the wild card race. They first went to Kansas City and emerged with a two-game sweep. The first was a 9-6 seesaw contest which saw Boston rally form a 3-1 deficit to go ahead 5-3 entering the ninth. In a strange set of events, closer Tim Wakefield fanned 4 hitters but, with his knuckler presenting problems for Jason Varitek...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Varitek In-Line As The Next Padre Manager?

'TekBud Black is the incumbent manager of the San Diego Padres—and team says it wants him back for 2015. Nevertheless, the Friars are having another bad year (52-61, 12.5 games out), and they just hired a new (and somewhat controversial) GM. All of this is leading to speculation that the team might be at least considering other managerial options—and Jason Varitek's name...
Via FenwayNation
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Jason Varitek manager material? One team may think so

Jason Varitek, manager? The idea surfaced during the Padres’ discussions with candidates for their general manager opening, according to major-league sources. Varitek, the former Red Sox catcher, has a natural connection to Padres CEO Mike Dee, who served as the Sox’s chief operating officer from 2002 to ’09. The Padres are not interested in Varitek at this time and expect...
Via Fox Sports
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek, Other Boston Sports Figures Dive Into Ice Bucket Challenge (Videos)

It hasn’t taken long for the #IceBucketChallenge to go viral in the world of Boston sports. Sports personalities from across the region dunked themselves with a bucket of icy water to show support of ALS awareness. The challenge, created by Boston College baseball players Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, who are battling ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), proves that sometimes positive...
Via NESN.com
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Punched Alex Rodriguez In The Face 10 Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today, one of the most infamous moments of the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry took place at Fenway Park When Jason Varitek fed Alex Rodriguez a face full of glove along the first base line, sparking a huge bench-clearing brawl during a Saturday afternoon game in Boston. The brawl ended up becoming one of the defining moments of the Red Sox’ 2004 season, which culminated...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The A-Rod VS. Varitek Brawl: One Decade Later

It's an iconic image burned into the brain of every Red Sox fan over the age of 10—Good versus Evil incarnate. Ten years ago today, Jason Varitek squared off with Alex Rodriguez in a classic brawl that can legitimately be called the watershed moment of the 2004 Championship season. When the game ended on Bill Mueller's walk-off home run, The Idiots had been galvanized....
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Playing Role In Boston Red Sox’s MLB Draft Preparation

Jason Varitek continues to play a role in helping the Boston Red Sox build their future. Varitek, now a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, said last week at Fenway Park he’s been wearing a number of different hats in his current job with the Red Sox. The former captain represented the Red Sox at last year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, and...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek, Derek Lowe Recall Famous Trade From Mariners To Red Sox

BOSTON — The Red Sox didn’t know what they were getting in 1997 when they acquired minor leaguers Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for reliever Heathcliff Slocumb. No, really. They didn’t know. “I remember we went back to the hotel (in Albuquerque) and Jason and I were in the same room, and (Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette) thought I...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell dating 3B Will Middlebrooks

Rumors about Boston Red Sox sideline reporters dating players are nothing new. Just ask former NESN reporter Heidi Watney, who was long linked to former Sox catcher Jason Varitek and a couple of other players. Current NESN sideline reporter Jenny Dell is rumored to have been dating third basemen Will Middlebrooks for quite some time […]
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December 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

Jason Varitek Proving to Be Valuable Tool in Scouting, Catcher Development (Video)

“Special assistant” jobs are often figurehead positions in major league front offices, but the role that Jason Varitek has taken on with the Red Sox is anything but. The longtime Boston catcher and captain has played a large part in not only working with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and David Ross, but also in identifying young talent. The Red Sox will utilize Varitek’s scouting expertise...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Visits Portland Sea Dogs to Observe Red Sox’ Prospects in Action (Photo)

During his playing days, Jason Varitek was known to have an incredibly high baseball acumen. Now he’s sharing that knowledge with the Red Sox front office. After years of toiling behind the dish for the Sox, Varitek now works as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington. His duties seem to vary, with no one set role, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Varitek was visiting...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Jason Varitek the new Derek Zoolander

We all know that Jason Varitek can do just about anything and get away with it. Maybe I overstated that just a little but it's no secret that he's beloved by all in Red Sox Nation and, by extension, New England. Yet it still came as a shock when I saw The Captain strutting his stuff down a fashion runway this week on Boston.com. Varitek was a "model" in Bill...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez the next Jason Varitek?

All it took was one throw to catch the attention of everyone who was at Friday night's exhibition game and make them wonder, who is this guy? The zip of the ball could be heard by every player on the field. The throw was made by Red Sox prospect catcher Christian Vazquez.  The #16 prospect in the organization according to MLB.com, Vazquez showed that he had big-league skills...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Jason Varitek Talks About His Role With Red Sox

After retiring before spring training last year, former Boston Red Sox captain Jason Varitek stayed away from baseball as he best he could. He did participate in a few of the memorable events from the 2012 season along with his own special day. Now he finds himself back on the field at spring training. But this time around it's as an instructor as he's a special assistant...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Would Be a Great Replacement for Gary Tuck If He Decided to Dive Into World of Coaching

Gary Tuck earned what so many seek to earn throughout their coaching careers: respect. So while replacing a bullpen coach hardly leads to the fanfare of signing a free agent or executing a trade, the Red Sox need to choose wisely in replacing Tuck. Immediately, the name that comes to mind is Jason Varitek. The former Red Sox captain rejoined the organization in September as a special...
Via NESN.com
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Varitek Not a Likely Candidate to Replace Gary Tuck as Red Sox’ Bullpen Coach

When well-respected bullpen coach Gary Tuck decided to suddenly retire earlier this week, Jason Varitek seemed like a logical fit. It appears Varitek will remain in his current role as special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, though. According to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier, it does not appear that Varitek is being considered, or even wants to be considered, for the position...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Four real? Four reasons why signing Pedro and Jason Varitek is a smart move for the 2013 Red Sox.

Life is good in Boston. Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek have re-signed and everyone is hopeful for 2007. Wait, I've heard that line before. Well, although its 2013, Pedro and Varitek are both being signed by Boston, but this time it is as Special Assistants to the General Manager. While we fans are excited to see two legends come back and help their old team, what will this...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Says Red Sox Have Spot 'Waiting for' Pedro Martinez if He Wants to Work With Club

With Jason Varitek rejoining the Red Sox in an advisory role this year, speculation has increased that one of his teammates from the glory days, pitching great Pedro Martinez, could be next. Martinez has been rumored to be ready to work with Boston again, and now Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says the righty, who pitched his last MLB game for the Phillies in...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek More Valuable Alongside John Farrell on Red Sox Bench, in Clubhouse Than in Front Office

In Jason Varitek's waning years as a professional baseball player, Red Sox fans were calling for the catcher with the slow stroke and aging body to grab a seat on the bench. The captain was on grey side of 30 and the Sox had young, able guys ready to take over behind the dish.  Needless to say, it was time. Now, less than one year after his retirement and about...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump... Where Tek's role is becoming a little more clear

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Ex-captain Jason Varitek [stats] is now a member of the front office, a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, and for someone who was here in uniform just a year ago, he sounded ready and...
Via Ted's Army
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Positioning Self to Become Future Manager in Major League Baseball (Video)

Though only one year removed from his playing career, former Red Sox captain Jason Varitek is already talking about a future career as a field manager. Varitek was named a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington on Thursday and will be working in many different parts of the organization. Check out the video above to hear The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo talk about...
Via NESN.com
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Hopes to Learn, Help Red Sox as Much as Possible in New Role

Jason Varitek's role with the Red Sox isn't quite concrete. Despite being hired as a special assistant to Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on Thursday, Varitek's position will be a hybrid of front office work and player development. "I don't think there's any one thing," Varitek said of his role in a conference call on Friday. "I'm trying...
Via NESN.com
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Joins Red Sox Front Office

During his interview with Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy the other day, Jason Varitek alluded that he was close to a job with the Boston Red Sox. Then the local media all had their sources tell them the same thing. Had the media listened to the interview, they would have known what was happening. But that would be too easy for them. Anyways, the Red Sox announced on Thursday that Varitek...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The Captain Is Officially Back

The Red Sox named Jason Varitek Special Assistant to the General Manager on Thursday afternoon in an announcement made by his new boss, GM Ben Cherington.In a statement released by the team Cherington said, “Jason was one of the most respected players of his era and will be a key voice as we move forward. He will be involved in a number of areas including Major League personnel...
Via RedSoxLife
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Varitek named to BoSox front office

Jason Varitek, who spent his entire big league career with the Red Sox organization, has joined the team's front office as the Special Assistant to the General Manager.

Via NESN.com
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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