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Climate Has Changed for Red Sox Captain

Catcher Jason Varitek is aging and his skills deteriorating, and Boston Red Sox fans seem prepared to bid him a fond farewell.

By on 10.6.09 | 9:29AM

Catcher Jason Varitek is aging and his skills deteriorating, and Boston Red Sox fans seem prepared to bid him a fond farewell. So what does Boston Herald sports columnist Gerry Callahan liken it to?

He is a 37-year-old catcher with more miles on him than Al Gore’s Gulfstream, and this is what usually happens to 37-year-old catchers: They get old.

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