And Warren made her admiration for Varitek and the Sox clear while campaigning in Ayer earlier this week. The Lowell Sun
Elizabeth Warren looked at a photo hanging on the wall of Tiny's Restaurant of Jason Varitek smashing his mitt into the face of the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in 2004, and claimed at least a tiny bit of kinship with the recently retired Boston catcher.
"His enthusiasm will be missed," Warren said of Varitek, who was revered by Red Sox fans for his blue-collar work ethic. "What a photo. He sure got his point across there, didn't he? He made it really clear."
Overtaking a popular Republican incumbent such as Brown, who enjoys near-celebrity status for many, is not an impossible task in Warren's eyes. She compares it to the long odds she overcame in spearheading the grass-roots, nationwide effort to get Consumer Financial Protection Agency act in 2010, even after so many knowledgeable Washington observers ... told her it could not be done.
She likened that victory to the Red Sox coming from three games down to defeat the Yankees in the American League Championship Series in 2004.
Red Sox fandom and knowledge is basically a prerequisite in Massachusetts politics, and Warren seems determined not to have a Sox-related gaffe
like Brown's last opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley