There's no escaping the Red Sox for Kevin Youkilis . . . even in Minnesota. Even in a White Sox uniform.
Youkilis went 1-for-4 in his White Sox debut Monday night, which ended in a 4-1 loss to the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis. But during the game while he was in the field, the Target Field scoreboard began showing highlights of the Red Sox' game against the Blue Jays.
"It seems like I cant escape the Red Sox with some of the highlights up there," he joked, "but it was kind of nice to see some of your old teammates doing well. Hopefully tomorrow there wont be any Red Sox highlights so we can all move on.
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Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.
"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."
No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .
. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.