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Monday, February 4, 2013
Are Youk ready for this?

By Wallace Matthews

A lot of Yankees fans still can't accept the thought of Kevin Youkilis in pinstripes -- believe me, I know this because I have heard from many of you howling about my Twitter avatar -- but the YES Network is already giving him the full treatment nearly two weeks before the Yankees regulars are scheduled to report to spring training.

Youkilis, who is expected to start the season as the Yankees' everyday third baseman in place of Alex Rodriguez, is the star of tomorrow night's edition of "Yankees Access," and among the topics he will discuss are his new batting stance, his Jewish heritage and his relationship with his brother-in-law, some guy named Tom Brady. (Youk is married to Brady's sister Julie).

If you can stand it, the show airs tomorrow night -- Tuesday, Feb. 5 -- at 10:30 p.m. following the Nets post-game show.