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New Yankee Youkilis: 'I'll always be a Red Sock'

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08:17 AM ET 02.15 | Kevin Youkilis' trademark honesty appears to be in midseason form. Asked whether it felt strange to be on the other side of baseball's most famous rivalry, Youkilis made it clear on Valentine's Day that Boston still held a special place in his heart. "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, to say I'd just throw it out the window, that's not true," Youkilis said. "I'll always be a Red Sock." And Youkilis' love for Boston goes beyond the diamond. His wife, Julie, is the sister of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and that, combined with his ties to two World Series teams, earns him a spot among Boston's sports royalty.

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February 15, 2013  08:35 AM ET

He can still help the Red Sox, if he wants to.

February 15, 2013  08:36 AM ET

I'd rather have an honest answer any day.

February 15, 2013  08:37 AM ET

He won't be a White Sox, that for sure. That guy sucked big time.

February 15, 2013  08:37 AM ET

That's so beautiful (sniff).

February 15, 2013  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'd rather have an honest answer any day.

I'd rather have another 3B.

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February 15, 2013  08:40 AM ET

I hope the Boston fans boo the shet out of him when he returns to Fenway.

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February 15, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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He always looks at his bat as if striking out was the bats fault

Whatever made him feel better I guess. At least he didn't injure himself like Carlos Quentin did by breaking his wrist on his bat.

February 15, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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He always looks at his bat as if striking out was the bats fault

Lol...that's the truth.

February 15, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'd rather have another 3B.

Good one lol

February 15, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Whatever made him feel better I guess. At least he didn't injure himself like Carlos Quentin did by breaking his wrist on his bat.

No, he's breaking down in every other aspect of his game.

February 15, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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I hope the Boston fans boo the shet out of him when he returns to Fenway.

It won't matter, to him it'll just sound like YOOOK anyway.

February 15, 2013  08:48 AM ET

I wish he had chosen his words a bit better so the press didn't have their sound bite but he is right. You spend eight years with a team, win a championship or two and are an integral part of that winning then how do you forget, or dismiss, that history just becasue you are with another team?
Unless he goes on to do unforseeen heroics with the Yankees (which I personally don't see but can hope for) I would expect the highlights of his MLB career would be as a Red Sox.

February 15, 2013  08:49 AM ET

They gave him number 36, even though 20 is available.

February 15, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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I wish he had chosen his words a bit better so the press didn't have their sound bite but he is right. You spend eight years with a team, win a championship or two and are an integral part of that winning then how do you forget, or dismiss, that history just becasue you are with another team? Unless he goes on to do unforseeen heroics with the Yankees (which I personally don't see but can hope for) I would expect the highlights of his MLB career would be as a Red Sox.

I really don't mind that Youk said this - if it was not during Spring Training. He could have waited until the end of the year to profess his undying love for the Sox.

February 15, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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I really don't mind that Youk said this - if it was not during Spring Training. He could have waited until the end of the year to profess his undying love for the Sox.

yeah, like after the Yanks don't resign him because they don't need him any more.

February 15, 2013  08:54 AM ET

And what is with this "Sock" instead of "Sox" ?

February 15, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I hope the Boston fans boo the shet out of him when he returns to Fenway.

He won't get booed.

 
February 15, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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yeah, like after the Yanks don't resign him because they don't need him any more.

That just cracked me up! good one! ^^

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