Babe Ruth was a Boston Red Sock before he was a New York Yankee. So was Sparky Lyle and Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens and Eric Hinske and Johnny Damon. Now, it is possible that Kevin Youkilis joins this group of ballplayers. Sure, they wore the red and white and had the scruff like Damon did with his ridiculous "caveman" look, but he and the others came to the Bronx and something happened... We fell in love with them.
Kevin Youkilis desire to win and I like his "gamer" mentality. I've never liked the Red Sox, and now that I
think about it, I never liked Wade Boggs when he was with Boston either, but maybe
it's my age, or priorities, values, who knows, somethings changed. Youk
is a competitor. Sure, the dude gets hurt a lot and that sucks, so
substituting him for a hurt Alex Rodriguez is a chance we're
taking...IF he comes to New York.
I say "IF" because, while the Yankee offer is in, 1 year, $12 million,
nothing's happenend yet. Damn... Remember when players wanted to come to
New York? Now we're competing with a horrible Indians club who upped
their offer to 2 years and $16 million. Everyone wants to know what
will happen next...I sure do.
But I have to tell you... The conversations on whether or not Youkilis
will come to New York have become silly and absolute madness. This is baseball
we're talking about, not a World War. Since when does someone who wants
Youkilis on the Yanks suddenly a "traitor" or "not a true" Yankee fan?
That's bologna. I need to give it to you straight; The name calling... it's freaking
childish. Grow up, no offense. Baseball is supposed to bring people together... You
guys got it all wrong. Youkilis may have been a Red Sock, but if he
comes to the Yankee... Guess what, he'll be a Yankee, whether you like it
or not. Now you can interpret it anyway you want, you can tell us on social networks that you won't watch, won't root and won't go to the games, but what did you do when Damon came to New York?
I'll say this and then I'll drop it... If Youk puts
on the pinstripes and the Yankees are successful in 2013 and he was a
big part of it... He'll be praised, no matter what he was before, just
like Johnny Damon, and Wade Boggs... and Babe Ruth.
So, in a
nutshell... come to New York Youk... I welcome you...keep the tradition of champions going!
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