On this date in 2012, Jason Varitek announces his retirement.
"That's ridiculous. I'm not that smart to come up with such a clever line in the heat of battle. I know Arroyo didn't hit him on purpose, and I told him to get along to first base." - when asked if he told Alex Rodriguez, "We don't throw at .260 hitters" during the July 24, 2004 altercation