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Kevin Youkilis will be manning third base for the Yankees come Opening Day, giving Red Sox fans that much more to chafe over when thinking about their counterparts in the Bronx. Youkilis was a fan favorite in Boston for many years, and although he’s on the downside of his career, seeing him in pinstripes is going to be a jolt. If not for the continued watering down of what’s left of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, Youkilis going to the Yankees takes much of the intrigue out of the battles the two teams have fought in recent years. When Boston and New York did go at each other on the baseball diamond in the last decade, Youkilis was often at the center of the shouting. He and Joba Chamberlain had a nice beanball symbiosis, and Youkilis was everything the clean-cut, dirt-free, showboy Yankees never were. All that is changing now, though. Youkilis will have to shave his whiskers as he takes his bat south. Youkilis isn’t the first Red Sox player to join the Yankees, though, and he does hav...
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Kevin Youkilis has agreed to sign with the Yankees, which predictably has New York’s large Jewish population pretty excited.
Youk, who spent his entire career with the Boston Red Sox until being traded to the Chicago White Sox last season, grew up in Cincinnati and is from a Jewish family. He had a Bar Mitzvah, and his father says the ballplayer can even read Hebrew.
So how did...
Eagles Deli has long been a mainstay in Brighton, feeding countless hungry Boston College students over the years. The deli is known for its burgers, particularly the monumental size of some of their concoctions — most notably their 12-pound Eagle Challenge burger.
A couple years ago the Travel Channel program “Man v. Food” stopped in Boston and checked out Eagles Deli —...
A Guest Post by a good friend of Off The Bench:
Ever since I liked baseball, I have always hated the New York Yankees. I chose to be a Red Sox fan in first grade, which was a highly controversial decision considering I grew up in the Westchester, New York suburbs. Even my dad was a Yankees fan. A vitriolic hatred of the Yankees that I shared with Mets fans was the only support I...
Johnny Damon knows a thing or two about what it’s like to trade in red socks for pinstripes. So with Kevin Youkilis reportedly set to join the Yankees one year after starting his 2012 season with the Red Sox, Damon is an expert on the subject.
Damon, who left Boston for New York just a little more than a year after helping the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004, was asked how...
Oh Kevin….say it ain’t so! Well it looks like it is so. Another former Red Sox player is going to play in the pinstripes. Today the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $12-million contract with the third baseman. Kevin Youkilis played for the Red Sox and White Sox last year. He had a batting average of .235 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI’s last season. I would think...
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent Kevin Youkilis and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on a one-year deal.
The contract is worth $12 million and pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
The deal was first reported by Fox Sports.
Youkilis is expected to play...
In 1989, Biz Markie’s Just a Friend was one of the original rap/pop crossover hits to receive major radio airplay. It’s the first song I ever remember listening to where a rapper actually sang as well.
For the past several years it was played at Fenway Park every time Kevin Youkilis came up to bat. The crowd would chant “Yooouuuuk, you got what I need…” In fact...
The Yankees have turned to an old rival to serve as Alex Rodriguez's replacement.
The team on Tuesday reached agreement with free-agent third baseman Kevin Youkilis on a one-year, $12 million contract, according to major-league sources.
The deal, which is pending a physical, will bring to New York a player who spent nearly his entire career with the Boston Red Sox.
Youkilis will man third base in pinstripes.
Former Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis has signed a 1-year, $12 million contract with the New York Yankees.
The agreement between the Yankees and Youkilis was first reported by Ken Rosenthal. The 33-year old corner infielder received interest from numerous teams, including the Cleveland Indians, who are managed by Terry Francona, who...
First it was Wade Boggs, then Johnny Damon and now Kevin Youkilis has become the latest member of the Red Sox to jump ship and join the New York Yankees. Boston fans went off the wall on Twitter, wishing injury, death and more on Youk. Take @The_Saucy_rossy for example: kevin youkilis you were my favorite player on the sox. Now I hope you get hit by a bus f*ggot.
It got worse. Take...
On the day the Redsocks traded Kevin Youkilis to the Whitesocks, a voice inside me knew he'd someday be a Yankee. I didn't think it would happen this fast, but it was a certainty: Before Youk's career ended, we would get him. BTW, it's the same knee-buckling sense of predestination that I have about Big Papi: He'll wear pinstripes someday. It's as if the ghost...
English: Kevin Youkilis(left) , Alex Cora(center), and Dustin Pedroia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
For almost a decade if anyone heard Kevin Youkilis and New York Yankeesin the same sentence you can bet that it was not friendly banter.
So a week ago, when Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch confirmed the rumor of the Yankees making a $12-million, one-year offer to the ex-Red Sox, I honestly...
Kevin Correia joins Minnesota, the Yankees get Kevin Youkilis, Jason Grilli re-ups and other moves.
Soon after taking the stage to accept his Heisman Trophy award, Johnny Manziel took a different stage with some country music folks in Houston. Manziel made an appearance at the KILT Ten Man Jam over this past weekend.
From the Houston Chronicle:
The Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback was welcomed onto the stage of the KILT Ten Man Jam by some of his buddies on...