The Yankees' Lineup Is Going To Be Very Sad And Old This Season

The Yankees finally made their big free-agent splash this week, when they signed Kevin Youkilis, an aging third basemen with bad hips, to fill in for Alex Rodriguez, their incumbent aging third basemen with bad hips. OK, maybe it was less a "splash" than a "thud." Youkilis was terrible last year, putting up a career… » 12/13/12 3:50pm 12/13/12 3:50pm

CSN Chicago Brings Us More Locker-Room Dong, And This One Appears To…

Terry Francona once quipped about Kevin Youkilis's Greek God of Walks moniker: "I've seen him in the shower: he's not the Greek God of anything." It seems we may have the opportunity here to judge for ourselves, as this CSN Chicago locker room interview with White Sox pitcher Pedro Hernandez accidentally spies a… » 7/19/12 12:00pm 7/19/12 12:00pm

Boston Paper Already Declares Red Sox Clubhouse Mutiny

The Red Sox lost a frustrating game yesterday, highlighted by a questionable strike zone, a mid-conversion Daniel Bard looking great but clearly tiring, and the manager crossing swords with the team's two most beloved players. So today the Herald leads not with a game report, but a rush to be the first paper in town… » 4/17/12 10:10am 4/17/12 10:10am

Bobby Valentine Is Now Openly Antagonizing Kevin Youkilis

Kevin Youkilis has had a rough start to his 2012 season. He's hitting .200/.265/.223, and the Red Sox are 3-5. (CLARIFICATION: They were 3-5 when Valentine gave this quote. They're 4-5 now.) But it's the smallest of sample sizes, and the Red Sox got off to a bad start last year and everything worked out almost… » 4/16/12 12:17am 4/16/12 12:17am

If Boston Gets Swept By Cleveland Today, Red Sox Nation May Implode

The Red Sox, predicted by many to win it all this year, are still without a win five games into the season. Naturally, there's a discussion board up on the Globe website today titled "Panic Time?" Is it? Last night against Cleveland, Kevin Youkilis attempted to intentionally drop a line drive to turn a double play. He… » 4/07/11 1:05pm 4/07/11 1:05pm

SuperYid Youkilis Drubs The Hardly Punchless RedBirds

Slate's Robert Weintraub, like many of us, loves the old purple prose of early 1900s sportswriting, the Grantland Rices, the men who painted epic tales of warriors, grizzled combatants and lardywarks too manly to wear gloves. In an occasional series, Weintraub writes about the week's best baseball game in the style of… » 6/25/08 4:00pm 6/25/08 4:00pm