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Red Sox honor Jason Varitek

Updated: July 22, 2012, 12:08 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Former Boston Red Sox catcher and captain Jason Varitek was at a loss for words.

He stood on the grass a few feet in front of home plate during a pregame ceremony in his honor Saturday night at Fenway Park and said he was speechless. The 15-year veteran couldn't describe his emotions and feelings toward the Red Sox organization, his teammates and the fans, so he simply said: "Thank you."

"It was surreal for me to really absorb what just happened," he said. "I ...

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