Monday, June 25
I feel like I hardly know the Red Sox anymore. One more member of the 2004 championship team is gone, this time via trade to the White Sox. It's no question that Youk is getting older, but I always loved his scrappy and emotional style of play, determination, and of course, his beard variations. I know it's time to get to know the new players (this Middelbrooks kid looks pretty good), but some part of me knows that it will never be the same. I'll miss you, Kevin Youkilis. May you continue to leg out triples, draw walks and the ire of opposing pitchers, and do well against every team in the league (except the Red Sox).