There goes Kevin Youkilis, immediately endearing himself to the Yankee faithful. The longtime Boston Red Sox fan favorite who joined the rival New York Yankees in the offseason isn’t starting off on right foot in Yanks camp.
That’s got be one of the oddest transitions in sports. Yet in a Yankees offseason that’s included Biogenesis, mending versions of Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixera saying he’s paid too much and every baseball know-it-all calling them “too old,” the Boston-New York transformation of Youkilis hadn’t registered the controversy it might have in another year.
All Youkilis had to do was shut up and … oh, wait. Oops. Youkilis dropped into training camp on Thursday and unloaded his first faux-pas, telling the New York Daily News , “I”ll always be a Red Sock.” Oy vey!
Here’s the whole thing, so you judge it in full context :

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Post info: By TheSmallBallWay on February 15th, 2013
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