For Red Sox Fans, It's Day 1 in Post Jason Varitek Era

For Red Sox Fans, It’s Day 1 in Post Jason Varitek Era. Tek, who was visibility emotional during yesterday’s announcement, said: “After months of deliberating what to do, I decided it’s best for me and my family that I retire. But I retire a Red Sox. My decision to retire wasn’t something I took lightly in any sense of the word, nor was it something I wanted to do more than once. … This has probably been the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in my career. But the opportunity to start and finish my major-league career in one place meant more to me, and that’s why I’m standing here today.” Farewell, Jason Varitek, we’ll miss you. [NESN]