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.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

New York Rangers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot

Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

The Rams are still planning on drafting a quarterback

Howard willing to make 'ultimate sacrifice' to help Rockets

Pacquiao bought P. Diddy’s house for $12.5M, fight tickets

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

The Seahawks are already winning the NFL Draft

Fiancée takes stand at Aaron Hernandez's murder trial

Thunder announce Kevin Durant to miss rest of season

Jeremy Maclin says he still believes in Chip Kelly

Mike Weber on Sabres fans cheering loss: 'A whole new low'

Michael Sam: 'I'm not the only gay person in the NFL'

Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Support for relocation growing among NFL powers

Mother says special needs son forced to remove varsity letter

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should they tank?

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

Twins to offer $19 Bloody Mary with pizza slice garnish

Ranking the NBA's hottest coaching seats

The beginning of the end for Notre Dame

An identity in flux: Harden and the collective consciousness

LeBron James makes Fortune’s list of 50 greatest world leaders

Five under-the-radar National League MVP candidates

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Five under-the-radar AL MVP candidates

Michigan sent recruit's GF a letter

MLB teams that could disappoint

25 years ago, the best Sweet 16 of all time was pure madness

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.