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Jason Varitek Uses “Common Sense” To Lead Red Sox Troops

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

"Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way"

For those members of Red Sox Nation who are familiar with the writings of Thomas Paine, the American writer and political pamphleteer, there is no shortage of quotes, which describe the "Common Sense" way that Jason Varitek has embarked on this season.

The Captain is in the midst of silencing the critics, who were ready to bury Varitek  after last season's miserable campaign. He batted only .220 with 13 homers and 43 runs batted in last season, by far the worst of his career.

In last night's 5-3 loss in Inter-league play against the New York Mets, Varitek hit home run number eight, while raising his average to .246. He has also driven in 20 runs.

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