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Varitek Hands Out Autographs on Halloween

Nov 2, 2007 – 4:05 PM
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Matt Watson

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Jason Varitek holds the World Series trophyWhile this whole Red Sox Nation thing can get kind of annoying for non-Boston-loving baseball fans, it's not hard to see why the team has such appeal. Earlier this week it was Jonathan Papelbon cracking wise on Letterman; now, it's Jason Varitek giving kids in his neighboorhood the best Halloween ever. From Andrew Ryan in the Boston Globe:
This Halloween, Jason Varitek gave trick-or-treaters something infinitely more valuable than a king-sized Snickers bar. The Red Sox captain sat in a lawn chair at the top on his driveway and handed out autographs, signing baseballs, hats, shirts, pillow cases stuffed with candy, and a green alien glove from a youngster's costume.
Two police cruisers came to direct traffic and control the crowd, which swelled to some 50 youngsters and parents on a leafy block in the tony village of Waban, in Newton.
I wonder if any of those kids ended up with the missing World Series ball in their pillow case ... I don't know if these guys really are more personable than most teams or if we're just being exposed to it because of the intense media attention they receive, but that's definitely pretty cool. What's next, Dice-K home videos? Oh, wait ...
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