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BOSTON, MA - JULY 21: Former Boston Red Sox catcher and two-time World Series Champion, Jason Varitek #33, is honored on 'Thanks, Tek Day' at Fenway Park on July 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts prior to the game against the Toronto Blue Jays. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Well that certainly didn’t go according to planned.  A fan who was wearing a Jason Varitek shirt at Canobie Lake Park recently got the surprise of his life when his favorite player approached him. The only slight awkward moment of it all was…the fan didn’t recognize Varitek and thought some random man was making small talk with him.  Varitek’s wife Catherine noticed the fan and encouraged Jason to go up to him. She recorded the entire encounter which at first was very awkward. It later turned into a pretty cool  moment for the fan. Jason approaches the fan and asks him how the pizza is he’s eating. The fan was talking about how it’t not great, even saying it tasted like microwaveable pizza. Jason’s wife then commented on his shirt asking if he was a Varitek fan. The man responded yes to which Catherine made a comment that he doesn’t play anymore. The fan responded “sometimes you still see him at the games though.” At that point, Jason introduced himself and the fan of course was beside himself. He gave him a hug “what are the odds omg?” The moment turned into a pretty hilarious video which has now been viewed over a million times. Jason Varitek retired from baseball back in 2011 however he is now working in a coaching position under Alex Cora for the Red Sox organization. He’s actually been working for the Red Sox since 2012 in various roles. You can view the video of the encounter below which was posted to Twitter with the caption “Kids pointed out a guy in a #Varitek shirt at @CanobieLakePark…. So we hit him with a sneak attack! #RedSox #SoHappy #Kindness.”

That was taken from Catherine Varitek’s Twitter account: @CatherinVaritek. Catherine has been on Twitter since 2011 and has over 27.9k followers.

From Fluffernutter fries, to Doritos walking tacos, here's what's new to Fenway Park concessions this season

When you go to the ballpark, one of the most important things about the day is the food. Fenway Park has become innovative with its ballpark cuisine over the years. Gone are the days where you can just get a Fenway Frank and call it a day. Now we’re lookin’ at lobster rolls, gluten free options and of course the basics of crackerjacks, cotton candy and fried dough. There are also fluffernutter fries, walking Doritos tacos and more. Here is a list of some of the best food you can eat while watching the Red Sox this season.