The Red Sox have had four team captains since 1923ùJimmie Foxx, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, and the current captain, Jason Varitek.á So many great players have played for the Red Sox throughout the years, so being named the captain is a prestigious honor.á Prior to Varitek being named in 2005, the Red Sox hadn't played with a captain since
Rice retired in 1989.á
Varitek struggled heavily both offensively and defensively this season, so much so that he did not play an inning in the three-game playoff series against the Angels.á
There is a good chance that he will not retire this season, which means the Red Sox's most recent team captain will be playing for another team.á Not acceptable.
The Red Sox captain should be a player that plays his whole career on the team, as Rice and Yas ...
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