Note: NESN, the Globe, and redsox.com will broadcast the press conference.
counts down Jason Varitek’s 10 most memorable moments as a Red Sox:
10. The Trade – July 31, 1997Over The Monster's lone1c also has 10 moments:
9. The broken elbow – June 7, 2001
8. The Triple – Oct. 24, 2004
7. The suicide squeeze – Oct. 6, 2008
6. The plate block – Oct. 4, 2003
5. The home run – Oct. 18, 2008
4. The Captain – Dec. 24, 2004
3. The World Series – 2004 and 2007
2. The no-hitters – 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2008
1. The fight – July 24, 2004
(10) Catching 16 innings of a six-hour game against the Rays—at age 39OTM's other Cactusalia:
(9) His grand slam against the Yankees in April 2009 in the ridiculous Beckett-Burnett slugfest
(8) The botched suicide squeeze in the 2008 ALDS
(7) Taking part in the four-homers-in-a-row fest against the Yankees
(6-3) No-hitters for Nomo, Lowe, Buchholz, and Lester
(2) 2004 ALCS heroics
(1) Varitek slugs A-Rod
Toting 'Tek for Wreck - Jason Varitek and Two of the Greatest Boston Red Sox Teams of All Time (Mattsullivan)Michael Silverman (Herald) has some quotes from Bronson Arroyo and David Ortiz about the Fight.
A Jason Varitek Memory (Cee Angi)
Jason Varitek, Advanced Catcher Defense, And Real Defensive Value (Marc Normandin)
Red, Surviving Grady: Today, We Are All Hulking Catchers With Squeaky-Ass Voices.
Chip Buck, Firebrand of the AL: Saying Good Bye To Tek.
Chad Finn (Globe) notes that in addition to catching four no-hitters, Varitek was behind the plate for seven one-hitters.
Orioles GM Dan Duquette, who robbed Seattle of both Derek Lowe and Varitek way back in 1997, offers his thoughts. ... Several of Varitek's teammates say nice things. ... Jarrod Saltalamacchia says Varitek inscribed a jersey for him: "Catch with pride".