Call him Captain Varitek, call me Captain Obvious because I’m going to say what every Sox fan already knows…Jason Varitek is the heart and soul of this team and last night’s game in Baltimore was yet another example why.
There hasn’t been a more solid player on the team…making plays at the plate, getting clutch hits, being the backbone of the pitching staff. Whether it’s working with young pitchers in high pressure games a la Bronson Arroyo or giving veterans the comfort of knowing he’s behind the plate for them a la Derek Lowe.
Last night, his 3 run shot jump started the offense in what ended up being an 8-0 attack on the high flying Orioles. Tonight, we go in tied for first with Baltimore and if Tek has anything to do with it, I’m sure we take the top spot…ok I know it’s only April…
So we salute our captain who I like to consider the Bill Belichick of this team…hmm, what an interesting comparison!