Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Putting on the pinstripes after donning a Red Sox uniform for almost a decade can make a player transform from beloved to traitor overnight,  but Kevin Youkilis still has nothing but the best to say about his time in Boston. After being traded to the White Sox in June after nine years with the Red Sox, Youk braced for an emotional return to Fenway when Chicago came to town. On the eve of his homecoming he penned a classy letter to Red Sox fans thanking them for all the support. Now, after signing a deal with the Yankees, his gratitude toward Red Sox Nation remains just as strong. Youkilis wants to help #Yankees win World Series. But said, "I'll always be a Red Sox. That's part of your history. U can't change that."— David Lennon (@DPLennon) February 14, 2013 Youkilis talked very fondly about his #RedSox days. Still great affection there. Much different than Johnny Damon's defection to #Yankees.— David Lennon (@DPLennon) February 14, 2013 Fans gave Youkilis a standing ovation when he returned to Boston the first time, but despite the kind words and even despite the World Series championships he was  a part of, the “Youks” may actually be boos when he walks on to Fenway in a Yankee uniform.
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