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Sandbox Appreciation For Youk
Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:50 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:13 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:20 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:08 PM
I was lucky enough to be living in Portland when Youk came there in 2003, and was a season ticket holder that year and until July of 2004 (when I moved out of town after graduating).
Guy may have rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but he fucking hustled his ass off and worked it every minute of the game.
He was cool enough to come out with a round of beers for people in the bleachers one night of a double header after being pulled in the 6th or 7th. Sat for 10 minutes and made small talk with the fans who were sticking it out and signed for people.
Also had beers with him at Brian Boru's in early 2004. Very cool guy, who REALLY loved talking baseball.
Thanks for the hustle and grit Youks. You earned the rings and you'll always be loved in Boston.
Forever one of the 25 (even though the best was yet to come)
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:38 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:30 AM
Bitter he was
Sweet he is gone
Loved the exit today - class act from youk and fans
watching TBS guys look so lame when all the fans knew and they had no clue
Thanks for your part in 04 Youk - David is last idiot still standing
Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:18 AM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:50 AM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:37 PM
Thank you Kevin. From slapping air fives to the final triple, I enjoyed every at bat.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:17 AM
Of course, his wiki page quotes him thusly on his PT role in the World Series:
Dismissing questions as to whether he was upset about being benched for the last two games of the World Series, Youkilis said: "Move on and go to another team if you’re worried about your playing time, and think you deserve to play over somebody else."
If he'd maintained that team-first attitude this season, he'd still be wearing our laundry. Ultimately, sad to see him go. I don't think his tank is quite empty. But life goes on. Hope he plays well in Chicago, but not well enough to knock us out of the playoffs.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:13 PM
Youk was one of my favorite players and while it was time to part ways, I'll always be grateful for his time here and will miss saying "YOUK!"
You can always yell, "middle-BROOOOOOOOKS!"
Edited by alwyn96, 29 June 2012 - 12:14 PM.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:07 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:54 PM
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