Wife of Red Sox’s Varitek says Yankees fan spit on her daughter

The wife of former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek said a Yankees fan spit on their 9-year-old daughter while they walked to their car Saturday night in The Bronx.

“I can handle ‘Curse Words’ that s–t was straight out filth and vile,” Catherine Varitek tweeted Saturday night. “What our kids just went through walking to our car in Yankee stadium was scary.”

Jason and Catherine Varitek
Jason and Catherine Varitek
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The Yankees said they were not aware of the alleged incident, which apparently occurred hours after a Yankees fan threw a baseball at Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo in the sixth inning of the New York win.

The unidentified Yankees fan who threw the ball at Verdugo was later banned from all MLB stadiums.

Jason Varitek with the Red Sox in 2009.
Jason Varitek with the Red Sox in 2009.

“Baseball banter should be fun, not harmful and offensive,” Catherine Varitek said.

Jason Varitek, a former Red Sox captain who was part of the 2004 championship team that stunned the Yankees in the ALCS and went on to win the World Series, currently is an assistant coach to Boston manager Alex Cora.


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