Well, it’s official, the world is ending folks. This apocalypse we all thought was nothing more than a good story line for a sitcom, is coming true. Why? Because Kevin Youkilis is now a Yankee.
Youkilis agreed to a one year $12 million contract with the Bronx Bombers. I’m disgusted. As an absolute diehard Yankees fan, it really sickens me to think of the Bleacher Creatures chanting out his name. Youk-i-lis. Ugh, it doesn’t sit well.
When Johnny Damon became a Yankee, I was also perturbed. However, the level of hate that Yankees’ fans have for Kevin Youkilis is on a whole other level. I mean, let’s be honest, we all disliked Damon, but we hate Youkilis. Now we’re supposed to root for him? How? I can’t do it.
Plus, Youkilis has a history for getting injured. So, what exactly is he doing for the team? I’m confused. Why can’t we put a new, young, up and coming player at third? They have to start somewhere. This could be their chance, but instead we are giving it to a former enemy.
What I want to know is how on Earth is Youkilis going to put on a Yankee uniform? How can you wear pinstripes after years of wearing the rivaled team’s uniform? We all know that secretly he probably hoped bad things on a player to cost the Yankees a game. Now he wants to be a teammate? How can he look at himself in the mirror? I just can’t stomach this.
It’s also sad to me when crazy deals like this happen, because it just proves that this is a business. The fact that money really talks bothers me. I feel like there should be some team loyalty. I’m sure some players (hint – Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada) have a sense of team loyalty, but it’s a rare thing to see today.
Youkilis has managed to take off his Red Sox, get rid of his White Sox, and now… I guess he’s okay with being barefoot if he can wear pinstripes?
May the force be with you as we now all prepare for the end of the world.