I originally posted this on my blog about Jews and sports since Youkilis is one of the handful of Jewish players, but there’s enough book/movie/collectibles that I can kill two birds with one stone, so… * * * Thanks to Robert Whiting, I have been able to find a way to keep tabs on Kevin […]
With Kevin Youkilis trading places with new Yankees acquisition Masahiro Tanaka of the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, I was curious as to how he would adjust to the new culture. Sometimes it work, as in the case of Warren Cromartie; sometimes it doesn’t, as was the case for Jake Elliot (although he did, finally, […]
Aside from his distinguishing hair style (or lack thereof), Kevin Youkilis is know for having one of the most unique batting stances in the history of the game. Or at least he did. Seems he’s going to tinker with it a bit for his new Yankees team, much to the chagrin of the personality known […]
Looking at the video from the Dennis Leary, I am reminded that Kevin Youkilis didn’t always have his distinctive appearance. He was actually pretty nondescript for a time. This all poses a potential problem with his new team. Which reminded me of this classic bit from The Simpsons:
Sorry, was basically out yesterday and unable to blog, but how about that, boys and girls? The Yankees pick up their first Jewish player since Ken Holtzman back in the 1970s. Youkilis signed that 1-year, $12 million deal to play for the Bronx franchise next year. Here’s wishing him good health and good luck. As […]
Because observant Jewish baseball fans might very well collect these. Introducing Pro-Kippah, the M LB- licensced yarmulke designed to stay on your head. That is, assuming you have hair.
Kevin Youkilis has been on the disabled list for awhile now, but he’s not sitting around idle: And now available: The Making Of _____.
Actually, this should have preceded the earlier piece. WARNING: Family vacation photos ahead! Spent a pleasant few days visiting Boston and the environs earlier this month. Among the highlights: On Friday, Aug. 5, we took in the Yankees-Red Sox game. It was one of the few nice days, weather-wise, for the trip, so we lucked […]
“There’s no tomorrow, so it’s one of those things where you go out there and leave nothing in the tank.” That was Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis. And virtually every athlete you will talk to about a Game 7 will say some variation of the same thing. So while we’re on the subject […]
It’s not Kevin Youkilis, but Bob Uecker, who turns 76 today. I guess it’s a catcher-thing. Perhaps sitting behind the plate, with the whole field out in front of you, you have the perspective for contemplation. That’s why guys like Uecker, Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra (albeit perhaps unwittingly) have such sense of humor. All […]
How about 2,063,333,890 of ‘em? That’s the payroll for the New York Yankees at the beginning of the 2010 season, according to USA Today? Don’t know how I missed this one from The New York Times, especially since it has such a cool graphic: Putting a price tag on winning Fans are fairly inured to […]
Or perhaps “Youk Ought to Be in Pictures,” (with apologies to Dana Suesse and Edward Heyman). Anyway, this item comes from Boston.com: Youk on screen He plays first base, he plays third base, and he also acts. All-purpose All-Star Kevin Youkilis is on his way to New York to shoot a scene for the indie […]