I can’t believe it. I have actually been hearing sports radio callers bringing up that tired old argument: the Red Sox pitching suffered because Jason Varitek wasn’t behind the plate. Because, say it with me, Jason Varitek calls a great game! Sorry Tek lovers, the numbers tell a different story. No matter how great a game he calls, the pitcher still has to make the pitch…that is my captain obvious statement of the night.
Despite my previous couple hundred posts trashing Tek, I’m on the record as saying I want him back on the Sox next season. So this isn’t one of those, I just think there’s a bigger problem with the pitching staff than who is crouching behind the dish.