FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox infielders were taking grounders on Field 2 this morning when a kid who looked to be 10 or 11 yelled out, “Hey, Youk, give me a ball.”
Kevin Youkilis looked up and said, “What’s the right way to ask?”
Chagrined, the kid said, “Can I please have a ball?”
Youk tossed the kid a ball.
“Don’t ever forget that for the rest of your life,” he said.
“Thanks,” said the kid.