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There's plenty on catcher Varitek's plate

Jason Varitek races to score a run in the Baltimore series; he’s counted on more for his defense than his offense, though.
Jason Varitek races to score a run in the Baltimore series; he’s counted on more for his defense than his offense, though. (Epa Photo / Brian Smialowski) Epa Photo / Brian Smialowski
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / April 11, 2006

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It was the summer of 1999 and, in between his catching duties for the Red Sox, Jason Varitek was watching. He watched as the United States women's soccer team won the World Cup. He watched as an exuberant Brandi Chastain stripped off her shirt after converting a penalty kick. But, of far more importance, at least as far as the ... (Full article: 1550 words)

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