After Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek announced their retirements during spring training, it was only fitting to have the two throw out the first pitch for the Red Sox’ 2012 Home Opener.
It was an unceremonious ending, but it shouldn’t overshadow a career that was, for a very long time, truly remarkable.
Felger and Massarotti discussed the career of Sox catcher Jason Varitek. How will Varitek’s retirement affect this years pitching staff?
Dan Roche thanks the soon-to-be retired Jason Varitek, who was one of his favorite players to cover in his 30 years covering the Red Sox.
Jason Varitek spent 15 seasons as the stoic center of the Boston Red Sox, with an icy stare that never blinked and an iron jaw that never quivered.
For the Boston Red Sox, it will be hard to say good-bye to Jason Varitek.
It is the end of an era for the Boston Red Sox.
Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe checked in with Rich Keefe to break down all the stories of Red Sox spring training. The guys discussed everything from the scary news surrounding Bobby Jenks to the probable end to Jason Varitek’s career.
For 15 years, Jason Varitek was the voice in the Boston pitching staff’s ear, and the target behind the plate, giving the Red Sox their hard-nosed, gritty identity that they used to win two World Series titles. Now, it appears that era has come to an end.
New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine already has a team captain. And if he opts not to join the team, Valentine doesn’t see it necessary to name another.