sporting endeavors but this
is the disintegration of
a man’s credential…
I’m sure no matter
what he says,
the pooch is
what it is for
Mr Bobby Valentine.
Kevin Youkilis will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, the next step in his return from a strained lower back. Youkilis will start as the designated hitter for the PawSox, who begin a four-game series with the Durham Bulls on Tuesday night.
“We’re going to try to get him three at-bats tomorrow,” said manager Bobby Valentine. “He’ll start tomorrow and we’ll get him enough [playing time], whatever it’s going to take to have him say that he feels good.”
The third baseman, who hasn’t played since April 28, took batting practice and fielded ground balls for the third straight day on Tuesday before Boston’s series finale with Seattle. Youkilis is likely to play at least two games in the Minors before returning to the Red Sox.
“He looked really good taking his ground balls today, moving around, bounce in his step,” Valentine said. “He’ll probably go from DH to playing in the field, seeing some pitches.”
But here is Bobby
Vaseline Valentine before Patriots Day, fer goddamns sakes
BOSTON — Kevin Youkilis’ teammates came to his defense Monday after Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine questioned his commitment to the game and then apologized to his third baseman. During an interview aired Sunday night on WHDH-TV, Valentine said he didn’t think Youkilis was “as physically or emotionally into the game.”
That drew a sharp response from Dustin Pedroia before Monday’s 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
“I know he plays as hard as anybody I’ve ever seen in my life.
I have his back and his teammates have his back,” the 2B said.
After the game, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez also supported his teammate. “All you can do is tell Youk we love him. All it says is we have each others’ backs,” he said. “We’re pulling for each other on the field and in the clubhouse. We’ve got a strong bond.”
On Monday morning, Valentine said he apologized when Youkilis came into his office and asked for an explanation.
“I don’t know if he accepted my apology,” Valentine said.
“It was sincere.”
Why does Bobby open his pie hole except to eat?
tell the wind not to blow… cuz you said so
But don’t leave me where I lay.
tell ‘em Sparky