There were several stars last night. Bay, Papi, Jacoby, (What a catch! Speed never slumps.), and of course Lester for a brilliant performance. But to me the player of the game was Jason Varitek. Tek took control with his handling of Lester and Masterson, two gifted youngsters who could have easiily lost it until Varitek settled them down, gave them confidence, and called a masterful game. I don't care if he's hitting .220. He's one of the smartest and underrated players in the game. As we saw last night, pitching is still the dominant force in baseball. The Sox never had enough until the new management did something about it in the Varitek era. Maybe we'll fully appreciate him when he's gone. Like another smart catcher, Mike Scioscia, the Captain will be a great manager someday.