He is back. For a whole year, with a team or player option for 2010.
I'll tell ya, the obsessively-in-love part of my brain is rejoicing and my world seems happy once again. The captain has returned, and he will once again lead us. I don't know where we will go, but he will lead us.
The other side of my brain, the logical baseball reasoning portion of my brain wonders if this is a good idea at all. A 37 year old catcher who batted .220 last season and couldn't get a hit with runners in scoring position to save his life? Do we really need that?
Of course, the obsessive part beats the logical part into submission, and I am a happy girl once again.
Welcome back Captain Varitek! Even if you did lose a ton of respect that fans once had for you over the course of these negotiations, I am so happy to know that your last at-bat as Sox captain wasn't a strikeout (yet).... Joy abounds, folks. The Tek saga is over.
Please returned to your regularly scheduled sadness over the lack of real baseball. Thank you
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