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Kevin Youkilis spent eight-plus seasons with the Red Sox and won a pair of World Series rings with them. So we can understand why he'd say,"I'll always be a Red Sock." But it was notable that he chose his first day of spring training with the New York Yankees to declare his affection for his new team's archrival.
On Friday, Youkilis acknoweldged that comment, made Thursday, "looks bad" on its own and stressed that he's "proud to be a Yankee" and will play hard for his new team. Did Youk manage to diss his new teammates and fans before he could clarify his comments? Or was he smart to offer Boston fans a Valentine's Day message, lest he be served the same venom previously dished out to Red Sox-turned-Yankees Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs and Johnny Damon?
Kevin Youkilis has agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract with the New York Yankees, which is going to be a strange visual for everyone involved. Youkilis made his name as a goateed Red Sox stalwart -- now, he'll be clean-shaven and on the Red Sox's most hated rivals. Will he be the answer the Yankees are looking for at third base?
Youkilis spent some time with the White Sox after being traded by the Red Sox last season, so it's not like he's going directly from one rival to another.
Bobby Valentine and Kevin Youkilis never really got along in Boston, and now that Youkilis is returning to Fenway with the White Sox, the war of words is again heating up. Whose side are you on?