Here is the quote straight from Youkilis on being a conversationist as a firstbaseman.
“It’s just not interesting,” Youkilis said. “It’s fun sometimes if you have guys you know and you’ve played against. There’s some guys you might not care for too much. You get to know people over there, too. You get to understand people a lot more. But the social scene over there, I can do without. I’ve never been a social-scene kind of guy.
“It’s not fun. You want no-hitters and perfect games thrown where you don’t have to cover the base, but that’s not possible all the time. For me, I’ll leave it to Sean Casey, Jim Thome, guys that are really good over there. Kevin Millar. I’ll leave it to them to master that.”
As I was surfing the web for blog ideas I came across this hilarious interview between WEEI’s Rob Bradford and Daniel Bard. Bard has a striking resemblance to Charles Kelly from Lady Antebellum. Bradford and Bard joked about how Bard lives a double life as Daniel Bard and Charles Kelly. With the Grammy Awards last night, Bard joked about getting text messages backstage at the Staples Center from teammates congratulating him on winning a couple Grammy Awards. Who knew Bard was such a comedian?
Watch the entire interview in the video above.
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“He’s healthy now. He says he’s doing everything without being limited, which is good because that had been a while. It’ll be fun to watch Ells. A year ago this time we’re talking about him playing left field, being our leadoff hitter and being a game-changer. Now we have the game-changer in left field (in Carl Crawford) and can move Ells back over to center and hopefully allow him to continue his development.”
On a Potential Closer Controversy
“I don’t think this is as much of an issue for Paps as maybe it was for people talking about Paps. He knows where I stand on this. I don’t think it’s much of an issue.”
On the Catching Situation
“We have Tek and Salty and I think we’re pretty comfortable with that, maybe more than people realize. Salty’s had a tremendous winter. This guy’s potentially a power-hitting, switch-hitting catcher. If that doesn’t come to fruition right away, that’s not the end of the world. We love the way he wants to run the game and he aspires to the run the game. And Tek’s in a good spot. He feels good about where he is and that makes us feel better.”