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Former Red Sox star Jason Varitek surprises fan at amusement park


While munching on pizza at Canobie Lake Park, a Boston Red Sox fan in a Jason Varitek t-shirt was approached by the former catcher in a hilarious “sneak attack”. Varitek played for the team from 1997 to 2011 and became a coach with the Red Sox in 2021. He is a two-time World Series champion, three-time all-star, Gold Glove Award winner and former team captain. Varitek’s wife Catherine encouraged him to approach the hungry fan after their children noticed he was wearing a red Varitek shirt. “We hit it with a sneak attack,” she wrote on Twitter. Tek’s first line approaching the unsuspecting fan: “Let me ask you, how’s the pizza?” The fan, who doesn’t seem to like his lunch, tries to explain where the stranger can find other dining options at the New Hampshire amusement park. .When it’s clear he didn’t recognize Varitek, Catherine gives him a hint. “I like your T-shirt,” she said. “Are you a fan of him?” “Yeah, always,” the man replies. Seconds later, however, the fan is back to give directions to another concession stand. That’s when Varitek interrupts him. “She called me over to say hi. I’m Jason,” he said. embrace. “What are the chances?”

While munching on pizza at Canobie Lake Park, a Boston Red Sox fan in a Jason Varitek t-shirt was approached by the former catcher in a hilarious “sneak attack”.

Varitek played for the team from 1997 to 2011 and became Red Sox coach in 2021. He is a two-time World Series champion, three-time all-star, Gold Glove Award winner and former team captain.

Varitek’s wife Catherine encouraged him to approach the hungry fan after their children noticed he was wearing a red Varitek shirt.

“We hit him with a sneak attack,” she wrote on Twitter.

Tek’s first line approaching the unsuspecting fan: “Let me ask you, how’s the pizza?”

The fan, who doesn’t seem to like his lunch, tries to explain where the stranger can find other dining options at the New Hampshire amusement park.

When it’s clear he didn’t recognize Varitek, Catherine gives him a hint.

“I like your T-shirt,” she said. “Are you a fan of him?”

“Yeah, always,” the man replies.

Michael Dwyer

Former Boston Red Sox player Jason Varitek waves to the crowd during a ceremony to honor his time with the team, before a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday July 21, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Seconds later, however, the fan is back to give directions to another concession stand. That’s when Varitek interrupts.

“She had me come over and say hi. I’m Jason,” he said.

“Oh my god it’s Jason Varitek man you got me,” said the stunned fan, who also gave Varitek a hug. “What are the chances?”

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