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This guy is a Yankee. And it’s weird. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)
Things in Tampa continue to heat up. Youk arrived yesterday and already stirred up the fan base by saying he will “always be a Red Sock.” I think if we resist the knee-jerk reaction to overreact, we can understand where he’s coming from, but it was still an interesting choice of words on his first day in pinstripes. Stay tuned for updates from Yankee camp throughout your Friday.
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Well, one of the most overblown storylines of the off-season seems to be over. Joba Chamberlain and Youk saw each other for the first time. Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that there was a handshake but no hug. He quoted Joba on why they didn’t hug (which may be my favorite Joba quote of all-time): “It would have been awkward. I was changing, I didn’t have my shirt on, and that might not be the best time for a man-hug. Not the first time, anyway… We’re teammates now. We’ll grow mustaches together and win together.” I am so glad baseball is back.
Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that Kevin Youkilis has addressed his “I’ll always be a Red Sock” comments from yesterday: “The one comment alone looks bad. Let’s be honest, I mean, the comment by itself looks terrible, but that was not what it was meant to be. I’m a Yankee today and I’m excited. I’m proud to be a Yankee.”
BEST OF MAXIM
He is still the ace, the cornerstone, the man the Yankees must have in
the rotation if they are going to remain competitive in the vastly improved AL
East. The Associated Press reports that C.C. Sabathia, 32, threw off a mound on
Saturday for the first time since arthroscopic surgery last October 25.
With spring training instructor Billy Connors, pitching coach Larry
New York Yankee fans need to relax, big time!
Kevin Youkilis (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
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