Friday, December 20, 2013

Youk To Join Rakuten Golden Eagles In Japan

(AP Photo)
Can you imagine the first time the Rakuten Golden Eagles visit Fenway in 2014? Will fans mercilessly boo Kevin Youkilis, or give him a warm welcome back to the venue he grew up in? Wait a minute, never mind. The Rakuten Golden Eagles (the same team that doesn't want to post Masahiro Tanaka) has reportedly signed Youk to a contract to play in Japan. Youkilis spent a miserable season in pinstripes last year—hitting .219 with two HRs in action limited by injuries. How do you say "Yoooouuuuuuk" in Japanese?