Zzzzzzzzzz: Why the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry is so boring these days

No, that's not Wile E. Coyote.I always refer to the competition between the Yankees and the Red Sox as The Rivalry, but at this point, maybe I should just call it "a rivalry" (lowercase letters). What used to be vehement, fire-breathing hatred between the two teams -- and the two fan bases -- is now more like Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog.Remember them from Looney Tunes cartoons? They...
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Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield Newest Members Of Red Sox HOF

Their numbers may never be retired, but the battery duo of Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek will forever be together in the history of the Boston Red Sox.
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Olde Sox: Jason Varitek was a Defensive Superstar

With all the Powerball jackpot news in the media these days, it’s easy to forget just how hard it is to get a whole lot of something for very little investment. In 1997, the Red Sox dealt Heathcliff Slocumb to the Mariners for Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek, proving that you don’t have to play the lottery in order to hit it big. Sometimes you just have to deal a middle reliever...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Wakefield Open To Someday Becoming Major League Pitching Coach

Jason Varitek isn’t the only former Boston Red Sox player interested in pursuing a coaching career. Tim Wakefield isn’t necessarily looking to dive into the world of coaching right now, as he’s enjoyed his roles with the Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation and NESN since retiring after the 2011 season. The longtime knuckleballer truly appreciates the art of pitching, though, so...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Wakefield ‘Over The Moon Excited’ About Red Sox Hall Of Fame Honor

Tim Wakefield couldn’t be more thrilled. The Boston Red Sox announced Monday that Wakefield has been selected as one of the team’s 2016 Hall of Fame inductees. The knuckleballer will join longtime captain Jason Varitek, former outfielder Ira Flagstead and Red Sox president/CEO emeritus Larry Lucchino in the 2016 class. “It’s a huge honor. I’m over the moon excited about...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek: Blake Swihart’s First Season With Red Sox Was ‘Phenomenal’

Blake Swihart has a fan in Jason Varitek. The former Boston Red Sox catcher spoke to the media via conference call Monday after being elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame, and he took the time to talk about current backstop Blake Swihart. And he gave the 23-year-old a glowing review. “As far as what I think about Blake’s year last year, it was phenomenal,” Varitek said. “I...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Interested In Managing: ‘I Have More Impact On The Field’

Jason Varitek wants to be back in the dugout someday. The former Boston catcher, who was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame on Monday, currently is a special assistant to general manager Mike Hazen. But he thinks in the future, he’d be of better use as a manager. “Having been a part of the front office and having the ability to still get on the field everywhere that I go...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Varitek, Wakefield among 2016 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees

A former captain and a knuckleballer are among those joining the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield and the late Ira Flagstead have been selected as the 2016 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees, the club announced Monday. Red Sox president/CEO emeritus Larry Lucchino has been chosen as a non-uniformed inductee. Varitek spent 15 seasons with the Red Sox from...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Fenway Park City In ‘Fallout 4’ Shows Wrong Red Sox Numbers Retired (Photo)

Good news for Bill Mueller, John Valentin, Roger Clemens and Jason Varitek: In about 200 years, their numbers will grace the façade at Fenway Park. Bad news for Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk and Pedro Martinez: Their numbers apparently will no longer be retired. Also, the world is trapped in a post-apocalyptic nuclear winter. Eh, can’t win them all. As...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners set to hire Scott Servais as new manager

You’ve probably either heard this or said it yourself: Catchers seem to make the best managers. The Seattle Mariners are certainly hoping so with their new hire. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal initially reported that Scott Servais, who had been the assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Angels, was the front-runner for the managerial gig in Seattle. Reports then began to...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: M’s name Andy McKay as Director of Player Development; looking at former BoSox catcher Jason Varitek as Manager

Andy McKay Now that the house cleaning has commenced, Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto made his first new hire. Today it was announced that Andy McKay has been hired as Seattle’s new Director of Player Development. McKay (not the saxophonist from Roxy Music) comes to the M’s from the Colorado Rockies minor league...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Managerial Merry Go Round

Who’s Next? If you want to be a cab driver in the United States, you can probably find a job given that there are over 170,000 cab driver jobs in the country.  If you want to be a Major League Baseball Manager, it’s a tougher gig to land.  There are only 30 such positions in the whole world. With only 30 such positions one would assume that the competition for an opening would...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Interviews for Mariners Job

After fifteen years behind the dish in Boston, it’s hard to imagine Jason Varitek in a uniform that doesn’t say “Red Sox” across the chest. But it might happen. And he might be heading back to where it all started. Wait…say what? Jason Varitek has, in fact, interviewed for Mariners’ managerial job, multiple major-league sources confirm. @JonHeymanCBS first. #RedSox —...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Varitek turned down Mariners managerial offer

According to a report, Boston Red Sox special assistant Jason Varitek was offered the managerial position with the Seattle Mariners -- but he is turning it down.Varitek, who played with the Red Sox for the entirety of his 15-year career, is currently a special assistant to the general manager and will stay in that role.Previous reports stated that the Sox approved of the interview...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Vartiek Interviews for Mariners’ Manager Vacancy

Jason Varitek was drafted by the Seattle Mariners as a catcher out of Georgia Tech in 1994, and now, two decades later, he could potentially return to the Queen City of Seattle as the club’s manager after interviewing for the position earlier this week. The 45-year-old Varitek spent a portion of the 1997 season with the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma, before being dealt...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Varitek interviewed for Mariners’ manager job

Jason Varitek apparently is interested in reuniting with the organization he began his career with. Varitek recently interviewed with the Seattle Mariners for their open managerial position, according to multiple reports. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman was the first to report the news. The former Boston Red Sox captain is among a handful of candidates the Mariners are considering...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Who's In Line To Become The Next Padres Manager?

As the 2015 MLB season came to a close, it became readily apparent that the Padres' Pat Murphy would be out of a job. The manager meagerly guided his underachieving team to an early-season exit prior to the playoffs. While the playoffs may be in full swing, the Padres cannot hesitate in pulling the trigger on their favorite choice. If they do so, one of the other teams looking...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox honor David Ortiz for 500th HR

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have honored David Ortiz in his first game in Fenway Park since he joined the 500 home run club. During a 15-minute pregame ceremony before the Red Sox faced Tampa Bay on Monday night, former teammates Pedro Martinez, Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek came out of a new vehicle that was presented to him by his teammates and the organization. Boston mayor...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Junichi Tazawa Recalls Debut At Yankee Stadium, Chat With Jason Varitek

This embed is invalid" /> It’s been six years since Junichi Tazawa made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The night was a forgettable one for Tazawa and hardly an indication of the reliable reliever he’d soon become. “If somebody reminds me of that day, I do think about it, but not usually...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Jason Varitek the Next Manager for the Padres?

Could Jason Varitek end up as the new Padres head coach? The Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported on Sunday that this may be the case.
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro honored in Boston last night, #Pedro45 immortalized FOREVER

Photo Credit: Red Sox Facebook PageScott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesIt was a night to remember. A night when Fenway Park was filled with electricity and excitement; a feeling all to unfamiliar this season.Last night, Pedro Martinez received the greatest honor (outside his Hall of Fame induction) a player could receive - his number retired and cemented alongside some of the...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Festive Fenway: Red Sox retire Hall of Famer Martinez's No. 45

  The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script. Calling his former catcher out to join him in the center of the diamond, Martinez took the mound and the microphone one more time for the Red Sox during a pregame ceremony to retire the No. 45 he wore in Boston. "Hey,...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Caps Number Retirement With Pitch To Jason Varitek (Video)

BOSTON — What better way to conclude Pedro Martinez’s number retirement ceremony than with a pitch to the man who caught so many of Pedro’s over the years. During his speech Tuesday to the packed crowd at Fenway Park, the newly enshrined Hall of Famer called his former catcher, Jason Varitek, to join him on the field. “Come here, Captain,” Martinez said to his old Boston...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Appreciative Of Pedro Martinez’s Boston Red Sox Career

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek represent symbiosis at its finest. Martinez and Varitek fed off each other for seven seasons with the Red Sox. They grew together, they learned together and they succeeded together. As Martinez’s No 45 goes up on the right field façade Tuesday at Fenway Park, Varitek can’t help...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek, A-Rod Squared Off At Fenway Park 11 Years Ago (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> Happy anniversary, Boston Red Sox fans — and any other fans of poetic justice. 11 years ago today, this happened. http://t.co/va3ZLLZOIZ— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 24, 2015 Exactly 11 years ago Friday, catcher Jason Varitek (literally) took matters into his own hands and punched Alex Rodriguez in the face during a game against...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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