But, he also stood out because of how hard he worked.
I have never, in all my years covering the Red Sox, seen anyone work as hard as Kevin Youkilis. There was one particular drill he did that amazed me. He would take a weighted medicine ball and throw it against a concrete wall with a “swinging the bat” motion. A simple drill, but a drill he would do over and over and over again. Before the morning workout, during the day, and then after the workouts.
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And, Youkilis stood out for another reason: Sweat.
I have never seen another human being sweat as much as he did. He was a fountain of sweat (and unfortunately, we share that same trait).
But when it was all said and done, Kevin Youkilis was beloved by Red Sox fans for many reasons:
1) He could hit for power, walk, and play a Gold Glove defense at first or third base "
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