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Fenway Nation Nov 26, 2014
Panda-Monium Will Reign Supreme At Fenway

Panda-Monium Will Reign Supreme At Fenway

(AP Photo)Just from one day's experience, it feels like The Panda Era at Fenway Park is going to be a lot of fun. At yesterday's introductory press conference, Pablo Sandoval deftly handled an array of questions from the aggressive Boston media (including more than one question on his weight) and showed a real enthusiasm for his new role on the Red Sox. Something tells us that Sandoval could be one of the most popular Carmine Hosers in years—on the order of current and previous figures like David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis and Mo Vaughn. The Panda looks like he genuinely enjoys playing baseball...
Over the Monster Nov 3, 2014

Can Garin Cecchini be the next Kevin Youkilis?

Kevin Youkilis spent three years as one of the best players in the game. But it's his earlier years that might provide the model for Garin Cecchini's transition to Fenway. The Red Sox are not in need of a first baseman just yet. Two years removed from the departure of Adrian Gonzalez, Mike Napoli has proven a fine replacement. But Napoli is not exactly a young man. He will be 34 by the time his next contract starts, and while his hip condition hasn't proven a problem in these past couple seasons, he did miss a fair amount of time with other nagging injuries during Boston's disappointing...
Over the Monster Oct 31, 2014
Saying Farewell to

Saying Farewell to "The Beard of Truth"

Long before 2013 and The Beards won over the hearts and minds of Red Sox Nation, we indulged in an even greater—yet more singular—beard mania. Kevin Youkilis first rose to prominence as the "Greek God of Walks," better known for his penchant at not swinging than for his wacky batting stance or his defensive prowess. And there was absolutely no sign of the future slugger hiding in that goofy-looking frame. For Youkilis—as attested by his rookie card—was not exactly the prospect who would strike fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers or baserunners hoping to make it to first or...
Over the Monster Oct 31, 2014

Kevin Youkilis says farewell to baseball

And we say a last, heartfelt YOOOUUUKKK An ugly, sweaty, man-beast... a grade-A red-ass. - BP Annual, 2010 I've seen him in the shower, and I wouldn't call him the Greek god of anything. - Terry Francona Now we have to call him Facebush forever. - My girlfriend, upon first seeing Youk's... goatee? Our professions are rarely written in our faces, but often they still fit. It's difficult to imagine John Kennedy as anything but a politician, Tom Waits as anything but a minstrel, Tom Brady as anything but a star quarterback. And even without the obvious physical traits that cling in our minds...
Fenway Nation Oct 31, 2014

'Greek God Of Walks' Retires After Ten Seasons

YoukMoneyball got it partly wrong. Kevin Youkilis was not of Greek descent—but he did walk a helluva lot (539 times). The always popular Youkilis, who spent pieces of nine seasons with the Red Sox, is retiring from baseball. During his time in Carmine Hose, Youk hit .287, with a .388 on-base percentage. He also clouted 133 HRs for Boston and knocked in 564 runs. He will always be remembered for the classic "Yooooooouk" chant he got at Fenway and his utterly unique batting stance. The two years he spent in Chicago and New York are completely inconsequential to his career. He is Youk—and he...
Boston Herald Oct 31, 2014
Former Red Sox Kevin Youkilis retires

Former Red Sox Kevin Youkilis retires

BOSTON — "The Greek God of Walks" is walking away from the game.Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent says. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of World Series teams in 2004 and '07. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox in 2012 and then played an injury-shortened year with the New York Yankees before spending last season in Japan.
The Republican Oct 30, 2014

Kevin Youkilis, three-time All-Star with Boston Red Sox, to retire at age 35

Youkilis hit .215 in just 79 plate appearances with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan this season

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  • 1 Ronald Belisario

    Ronald Belisario

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