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Gresh & Zo: How Youkilis Will Be Remembered

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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24:  Kevin Youkilis #20 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning of the interleague game against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on June 24, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 24: Kevin Youkilis #20 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning of the interleague game against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on June 24, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

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Gresh & Zo opened the week talking about Kevin Youkilis’ trade to the White Sox. How will Youkilis be remembered?

“I’m a believer that you’re greatest strength in life is your greatest weakness, and Youk’s greatest strength is the fact that he’s really an underdog,” Andy Gresh said.

“When you look at the beginning of his career and you look at his body type, his athleticism or lack thereof — when you look at Kevin Youkilis, part of the reason he was appealing is because he looked like a normal guy. He didn’t look like the hulking professional athlete,” Gresh added. “He didn’t have muscles bulging everywhere, but he went out and raked, he went out and played hard, he played hurt. He was one of those dirt dog type guys. So I can understand why a lot of people really grew to like him.”

While both Gresh and Scott Zolak accepted the reality that Youkilis was known to be a bit of a complainer on the field, they agreed that such demeanor didn’t take away from all the great things he did on the field and the way he went about his business.

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