Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday

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    Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday

    "If I were to go anywhere, I would want to go to Cincinnati and play in front of my parents at home," Youkilis told ESPN. "I think it would be really cool for my dad and my mom, but especially for my dad, growing up in Cincinnati, that would be a real cool thing."

     
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    How disloyal can you be?  Take him to the woodshed. 

    Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again. 

    The title comes from the finale of the novel when protagonist George Webber realizes, "You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame ... back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time — back home to the escapes of Time and Memory."
     
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    He's incredible trade bait...:-)
     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday

    Bad headline Edith. Should be If "RS Do Not Resign Youk, he'd like to Go to Cinncy to Finish His Career Playing in Front of Family"
     
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    In Response to Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday:
    [QUOTE]How disloyal can you be?  Take him to the woodshed.  Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again.  The title comes from the finale of the novel when protagonist George Webber realizes, "You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame ... back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time — back home to the escapes of Time and Memory."
    Posted by maxbialystock[/QUOTE]

    http://youtu.be/ituP5X7kP64

    No secondary association to Rush Limbaugh intended. 
     
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    [QUOTE]"If I were to go anywhere, I would want to go to Cincinnati and play in front of my parents at home," Youkilis told ESPN. "I think it would be really cool for my dad and my mom, but especially for my dad, growing up in Cincinnati, that would be a real cool thing."
    Posted by -EdithBunker-[/QUOTE]

    I think that's a reasonable statement from Youk.  I'm sure many ball players feel the same but money and franchise success tend to overshadow loyalty to home town fans. 

    I give guys like Mauer a lot of credit, he could have signed anywhere.
     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday

    the key phrase is

    IF I GO ANYWHERE

    He doesn't want to leave

    But if he does, Cincy would be his first choice

    Why wouldn't it be?

    Makes perfect sense to me.
     
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    Nothing wrong with what he said - most boys want to grow up and play for the team they cheered for as kids.  I'm sure there's lots of players out there that grew up Sox fans but don't play for the Sox...and I bet they'd love to, if they got the chance. 

    Youk's a great player, I'm glad we got him. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday:
    [QUOTE]Nothing wrong with what he said - most boys want to grow up and play for the team they cheered for as kids.  I'm sure there's lots of players out there that grew up Sox fans but don't play for the Sox...and I bet they'd love to, if they got the chance.  Youk's a great player, I'm glad we got him. 
    Posted by Yoshimi25[/QUOTE]

    I agree yoshimi, Youk has the right to play anywhere he wants as long as we get all his good years :)
     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday

    What Youk effectively said:

    "I'm happy here, have had a great career, have made a fortune and love and am beloved by the fans in Boston.  If I have to leave, I'd like to play in my hometown for the team I grew up supporting in front of my friends and family."

    What idiots, trolls and journalists claim to have heard:
    • Youk:  "Boston S*cks", or
    • Herald headline: "Fluke Youk makes us pueke", or
    • Youk:  "If not for Softlaw I'd already be gone, he's the only true Sox fan", or
    • Youk:  "A bald man gets no respect in Boston; I'm opening a casino in Cincinnati".





     
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    In Response to Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday:
    [QUOTE]How disloyal can you be?  Take him to the woodshed.  Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again.  The title comes from the finale of the novel when protagonist George Webber realizes, "You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame ... back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time — back home to the escapes of Time and Memory."
    Posted by maxbialystock[/QUOTE]

    LOL, Max. Nice.
     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday

    I don't think the quote was intended to mean NOW. If he did, I'll just have to give him a call and tell him what I think about that decision. :)
     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday

    Anthill, mountain, anthill, mountain, anthill.... MOUNTAIN!
     
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    [QUOTE]Anthill, mountain, anthill, mountain, anthill.... MOUNTAIN!
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    Simple and quite funny.
     
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    Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday

    I'll be honest, I've thought about Youkilis going to Cincinnati before for those same reasons.  I wouldn't be too shocked if the Red Sox decide not to extend him past 2013 and then letting him walk.  I could definitely see him going there to finish out his career.  He'll be 35 by Opening Day 2014.

    Plus I can kind of picture him in a Reds uniform.
     
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    The fact he can play first base certainly would allow for him tom play 3 good years there, oh well its been nice Kevin.  Undecided
     
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    As others mentioned, "IF I were to go..."  not close to "I want to leave."

    Sorta like when the wife and I were young.  She asked, "If I were to die before you, would you get married again?"

       Over 30 years later, the question remains moot.
     
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    Yaz... moot, as in.... ?

    A couple was sitting around one evening, her watching the tv while he read the newspaper, when the wife asked, "Honey, if I died would you get married again?"

    "What? Would I WHAT?", he mumbled.

    "You know.  Get married again,  if I died?"

    "Well", he responded iwthout looking up from his newspaper, "you know, we ARE both young and I'd hate to grow old alone.  There are a lot of things to be said about being married, especially when you're old.  Companionship, someone to take care of you, things like that".  "So probably yes, I would."

    "What?", she said.  "So you'd have someone else living in my house, sleeping in my bed, eating off my dishes, sitting in my chair, using my golf clubs?"

    "Well, probably not the golf clubs", he sad disinterestedly.

    "Why not?", she asked.

    "She's left-handed". 

    Moot, like that?   Laughing
     
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    You'd be so lucky ....
     
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    Maybe Youk DHs by the time his contract is up.  No need to ship a guy out who can spell first and 3rd while DHing.   Papi will be done by then.  
     
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    In Response to Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday : I agree yoshimi, Youk has the right to play anywhere he wants as long as we get all his good years :)
    Posted by craze4sox[/QUOTE]
    yEP!  and now it is abundantly clear why Theo is so dead set against including Middlebrook in a trade!
     
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    In Response to Kevin Youkilis has a Desire to 'Go to Cincinnati' to Play for Reds In Front of Family Someday:
    [QUOTE]"If I were to go anywhere, I would want to go to Cincinnati and play in front of my parents at home," Youkilis told ESPN. "I think it would be really cool for my dad and my mom, but especially for my dad, growing up in Cincinnati, that would be a real cool thing."
    Posted by -EdithBunker-[/QUOTE]

    But he admitted to loving his career in Boston but if it were to end that he is ok with it and would like to play in his hometown... I see nothing wrong with what he said, just an honest interview. What was nice is that he even mentioned how cool it would be for a young guy to come up and experience what he did. 

    I would HATE to see them let him go though, He is probably been my favorite player for this team over the years. I understand a cheaper AAA guy who might end up being just as good or better is the wise choice but I think he should stay here and finish in Boston.  
     

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