Kevin Youkilis:"I'll always be a Red Sock"

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    Kevin Youkilis:"I'll always be a Red Sock"

    Here's a paragraph and a link to read the rest of the article at ESPN.com:

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/8948772/kevin-youkilis-new-york-yankees-says-always-red-sock

    "I'll always be a Red Sock," Youkilis said. "To negate all the years I played for the Boston Red Sox, and all the tradition, you look at all the stuff I have piled up at my house and to say I'd just throw it out the window, it's not true.

    "Those were great years in Boston. One bad half year doesn't take away from all the great years I had there."

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    stand up guy.

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    Class act indeed. I'll always cheer for Youk .

    I also heard that to show there  were no hard feelings for Joba, he gave him a gift certificate to trampoline world.

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    In response to bald-predictions' comment:

    Class act indeed. I'll always cheer for Youk .

    I also heard that to show there  were no hard feelings for Joba, he gave him a gift certificate to trampoline world.



    Funny!

     
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    Class act indeed. I'll always cheer for Youk .

    I also heard that to show there  were no hard feelings for Joba, he gave him a gift certificate to trampoline world.



    We'll see how Joba bounces back from his injury

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:

    Here's a paragraph and a link to read the rest of the article at ESPN.com:

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/8948772/kevin-youkilis-new-york-yankees-says-always-red-sock

    "I'll always be a Red Sock," Youkilis said. "To negate all the years I played for the Boston Red Sox, and all the tradition, you look at all the stuff I have piled up at my house and to say I'd just throw it out the window, it's not true.

    "Those were great years in Boston. One bad half year doesn't take away from all the great years I had there."



    Youk wasn't always the best sport but he will always be one of our own in my book as well, a true dirtdog.  The Sox may regret not signing him this season to play 1B, hopefully Nap's defense is masked by a good year offensively.  I would have personally taken a chance on Youks solid defense and the short term contract at 1B.  I like Nap but he was best suited sharing time with Salty and insurance if Papi goes on the DL. 

    Now we have another "health risk" with less talent but possibly more pop?  I'm one Sox fan who can't wait to see the next young crop from the farm fill a few of these positions, or get packaged for more long term solutions.

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    In response to HelloItsMeAgain1's comment:

     

    It's as hard for me to root for this idiot as it is for me to root for arod.

    Can't stand either one but since they are on the Yanks I have no choice but to root for them.

     




    Babe, while I understood why fans, other than Red Sox, didn't like him, I think you'll come to realize he's a good guy.  Friend of mine works at the Casino in CT, where Youk does his annual youk for kids charity benefit. Said he never meet anyone who had  dealings with him over the years, say anything but positive things about him. Then, met him himself and agreed.

     

    Even in pinstripes, Youk will always be a Red Sox to me, also, even if I can't root him. He was home grown, one of our own and  gave it all he had, wearing the Red sox uniform.

     

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    Well said Youk.  He is the anti-Damon.  LOL

    I won't be able to cheer for Youk as long as he's wearing pinstripes, but I have no hard feelings against the guy.  I would have taken him back as our 1B this year.

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    I miss youk it will be hard seeing him play for the enemy I will not cheer or jeer

     
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    Well said Youk.  He is the anti-Damon.  LOL

    I won't be able to cheer for Youk as long as he's wearing pinstripes, but I have no hard feelings against the guy.  I would have taken him back as our 1B this year.



    I think we missed a risk that should have been taken on Youk.  A decent/mentor for Middy/backup at 3B, better D at 1B and insurance if Papi goes on the DL.  If Youk stays healthy and in the lineup every day I also think he can regain the OBP we have sorely missed the last couple of years.

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    I always liked Youk's tough,gritty play.He never gave anything less than 100% and as a fan,I don't think we could ask for more than that.

       I'll be rooting for Youk as an individual,but boo the Yankees uniform he's wearing.It won't matter though.When he's introduced at Fenway, it'll be tough to tell if it's "Booooo" or "Yooooouk"

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

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    I think we missed a risk that should have been taken on Youk.  A decent/mentor for Middy/backup at 3B, better D at 1B and insurance if Papi goes on the DL.  If Youk stays healthy and in the lineup every day I also think he can regain the OBP we have sorely missed the last couple of years.



    I agree on all counts.  Plus, there would have been the indirect benefit of him not being available for the Yankees.

     

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    I was always hoping the Sox would sign Youk and get out of the Napoli deal after the avascular necrosis diagnosis held up the negotiations (not that we knew it was AVN).  Youk has changed his batting stance.  I will be interested to watch the new Youk.  I won't be suprised if he ends up having a good run in NY.

    I also really respect that Youk refused to take his digs at Valentine or the Sox...unlike the ungrateful AGon and disappointing Crawford.

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

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    I was always hoping the Sox would sign Youk and get out of the Napoli deal after the avascular necrosis diagnosis held up the negotiations (not that we knew it was AVN).  Youk has changed his batting stance.  I will be interested to watch the new Youk.  I won't be suprised if he ends up having a good run in NY.

    I also really respect that Youk refused to take his digs at Valentine or the Sox...unlike the ungrateful AGon and disappointing Crawford.




    That does say a lot about Youks character Par.  Even as a Yank I hope he has a solid, healthy season.

     
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    Me too.  Just hope he tries too hard against Sox.  LOL

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    He always struck me as irascible, but in a good way. This quote shows he's more honest than most (see Damon), regardless of who his new team is. How could he forget those memories? Despite those roots, and the fact that it appears he's not the player he used to be, he had no problem killing his ex team last yr.

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    No doubt, if it doesn't hurt you to see Youk in a Yankee uniform, you were NEVER a true Red Sox fan.  This guy gave Boston so much!!!!!  Can anybody really blame Youk in retrospect for getting in Manny's face?  For not seeing eye to eye with VALENTINE????  Please!  He should have moved to first, as his body was never built for 3rd. 

     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis:

    In response to HelloItsMeAgain1's comment:

     

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    Babe, while I understood why fans, other than Red Sox, didn't like him, I think you'll come to realize he's a good guy.  Friend of mine works at the Casino in CT, where Youk does his annual youk for kids charity benefit. Said he never meet anyone who had  dealings with him over the years, say anything but positive things about him. Then, met him himself and agreed.

    Even in pinstripes, Youk will always be a Red Sox to me, also, even if I can't root him. He was home grown, one of our own and  gave it all he had, wearing the Red sox uniform.

     

     



    I disagree and now see how he is not a great clubhouse guy.

     

    Regardless of how he truly feels, it was his first day in Pinstripes.

    He should have said how happy he was to put on a Yankee uniform and to be in a position to help a contending team win, and left it at that.

    I can understand how bosox fans likie what he said, but exactly how does it benefit him in his current environment? It doesn't.

    Maybe he really is part of the cancer that has affected the sawx clubhouse in recent years. 

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    How does anything he said in the interview, equate to being a part of a clubhouse cancer or not a great guy, clubhouse or ortherwise. First day in pinstripes, why not give him a chance?

     
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