YES Network reporter Jack Curry recently visited with new damn Yankee infielder Kevin Youkilis at a golf course for a video interview.
It seemed the right location to talk about Youk's new job as A-Rod's replacement at third base in the Bronx, getting married to Tom Brady's sister, Youk's Jewish heritage and, of course, his unique batting stance — which is undergoing a reconstruction.
In 2012, Youkilis posted career lows across the board with the Red Sox and White Sox and, though he blames himself for the falloff, he told Curry the pitiful attempts at motivation by Boston manager Bobby Valentine "didn't help," and neither did getting traded away from his (biological) family, which added a baby boy in September.
Youkilis also says he's getting back to a less-exaggerated batting stance than what we've become accustomed to. At the behest of the Yankees hitting coach, it will look much more like "2008" than 2012, Youkilis said as he demonstrated the differences.
"Kevin Long would be p-ssed if I do it," even as a demonstration, Youkilis said. Here are the details anyway, because he's a mensch:Read More »from Kevin Youkilis changes batting stance (Video)