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Lady Loves Pinstripes:
New York Yankee fans need to relax, big time!
Kevin Youkilis (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
Kevin Youkilis might play for the Yankees, but he will forever be a Boston Red Sox in my mind.
So earlier this week when Youkilis told ESPN New York, “I’ll always be a Red Sox,” personally, I found it refreshingly honest.
The problem is a majority of Yankees Universe did not.
Youkilis later retracted his sentiments by pledging his loyalty and heart is with the pinstripes.
Problem is he might have been too late, as Youkilis seems to have opened Pandora’s box.
Without Alex Rodriguez around who are Yankees fan going to heckle at?
AJ Burnett became the go-to guy when A-Rod was playing well, or was hurt.
The Yankees do still a lot of pay Burnett’s salary, so technically fans could pay him a visit nearby Pittsburgh. The hitch there is that Burnett has pitched like an ace for the Pirates.
Youkilis already has the resume, playing eight and a half seasons in Boston, along with earning a career...
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New Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis had his first workout with the team on Thursday and seized the opportunity to point out that he cannot replace A-Rod.
$12 million for one season doesn't buy what it used to. Kevin Youkilis, who will make more in 2013 than David Wright will, made his New York Yankees debut Thursday. And he promptly announced his loyalties to his old Boston Red Sox team, saying "I’ll always be a Red Sock." Oh, great.I couldn't stand Youk -- I call him Yuck -- as a Red Sock, and the fact that he...
Right back at you, Kevin!
“I’ll always be a Red Sock. To negate all the years I played for the Boston Red Sox, and all the tradition, you look at all the stuff I have piled up at my house and to say I’d just throw it out the window, it’s not true. Those were great years in Boston. One bad half-year doesn’t take away from all the great years I had there.” – Kevin Youkilis...
It’s no surprise on the day former Red Sox third/first baseman Kevin Youkilis reported
to Yankees spring training the first words out of his mouth to the media were
about the Red Sox. What may surprise you to know is that those words were spoken
with high regard for his former organization.
Youkilis spent 9 years with the Red Sox organization (2004-2012) and was a vital member...
Kevin Youkilis' new teammates were waiting to razz him when the
third baseman walked into the New York Yankees clubhouse.
Throwing off the mound in a 30-pitch bullpen session, New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera looked nearly flawless. Rivera, recovering from knee surgery and wearing protective brace on his repaired right knee looked sharp but the reliever told reporters that he is taking his rehab one day at a time, not overdoing things as spring training starts.
Rivera likely won’t see any...
New York Yankees’ star shortstop
Derek Jeter has arrived at Yankees’ Spring Training camp in Tampa, Florida.
Jeter will work out with the team, but he will not participate in the Yankees’
initial Spring Training games, which begin on February 23. Instead, he will
wait until at least early March to test his surgically repaired ankle in
full-speed game action.
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
Matthew McGough: "I grew up a huge fan of the New York Yankees..."
Continuing to move forward, All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera of
the New York Yankees sailed smoothly Saturday through a 30-pitch
workout. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Rivera, who suffered a tear
in his right anterior cruciate ligament last May, completed his work off
the mound while wearing a protective brace on his surgically repaired right
The New York Yankees and second baseman Robinson Cano recently
began discussions on a multi-year contract extension, according to Jon Heyman
of CBS Sports. However, a resolution appears “nowhere in sight,” and Heyman
adds that there appears to be a “decent chance” that Cano becomes a free agent
following the 2013 season.
While the sides involved haven’t conceded...
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The Yankees will always somehow manage to put a good product out on the field. However, if I look at the way things ended last year and the changes they made to the team. They’re third in the AL East right now in my eyes.
Vince Carter passed Larry Bird on the All-Time Scoring List [USAToday]
Heat Trade Rumors...
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter could start running on
the field in the next couple days for the first time since ankle
surgery and still expects to be ready for opening day.
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...