Jason Varitek Gets Engaged

FT. MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 20:  Jason Varitek #33 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait during the Boston Red Sox Photo Day on February 20, 2011 at the Boston Red Sox Player Development Complex in Ft. Myers, Florida  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIApril 15, 2011

It was quite the birthday weekend last weekend for the Boston Red Sox captain.


On Jason Varitek’s 39th birthday, he proposed to girlfriend Catherine Panagiotopoulos at Strega Waterfront in Boston. According to reports, the two then headed to Jerry Remy’s Bar and Grille, where he was met by other Red Sox players and their wives/girlfriends.

Panagiotopoulos might name sound familiar to those who follow the gossip columns here in New York City. She was previously linked to New York Yankees’ OF Nick Swisher. The Red Sox and Yankees apparently have a rivalry when it comes to significant others as well.

I wonder if when the next time the Red Sox play the Yankees, Swisher is going to pull a Sean Avery. You know, making “sloppy seconds” comments to Varitek like Avery did to Dion Phaneuf when Phaneuf was dating Elisha Cuthbert, who Avery was linked to previously.

I doubt that would ever happen, but one could always dream of another brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees.

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