JASON VARITEK: Absolutely. We'll continue to
maintain our focus the way we have.
Does a hit like that make up for some of the rough patches
that you've had this season?
JASON VARITEK: We're still here. We're still playing
baseball. That's what matters most.
Clock was getting 91 or 92 on the gun. Did it look any
different to you catching, or did it look like same old, same
JASON VARITEK: He focused on the ball so well all year.
He had a couple rough spots, and he's been a staple for us.
Do you think that umpire change did anything?
JASON VARITEK: No, I think they maintained
consistent zones. Derryl had a consistent zone, and then Tim
always has a consistent zone. I mean, he's the best in the game,
Could you tell he was in some distress?
JASON VARITEK: He said his collar bone was hurting
him, but he said he was all right because I asked him when he came
back out there, and then I didn't know what happened after that.
Does that aspect of it feel better or more natural when you
come through a spell like that?
JASON VARITEK: So many different roles, so many
different times, it's just about a team. It's about working together
as a group. I can't tell you how good our bench has been.
Is it something you take pride in, coming through in the clutch
like that to really change the balance of a game?
JASON VARITEK: I say this all the time, but I can
fortunately go 0 for 2000 and put down the right fingers and get
pitchers to do stuff and come away gratified.
You may not have that opportunity in other positions that I have,
and I enjoy that.
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