It’s a warm, early spring night in the Bronx. Kevin Youkilis steps up to the plate, and hits a ground ball that goes just past the shortstop and third baseman for a base hit, his second one of the night.
A long chorus of “Yoouuukkkk” from the 34,000 fans echoes throughout Yankee stadium. If a similar scene were to occur within the past few years, when Youkilis was on the hated Boston Red Sox squad, one can almost guarantee the home New York crowd would have replaced “Youk” with “Boooo”.
It’s amazing how fast allegiances can change in sports.