Jersey Monday: Kevin Youkilis

With the Red Sox not involved in the postseason, it may seem like a weird time to spotlight this jersey, but I just spent the whole weekend in Boston, so it's perfect timing for me.

Of course, I forgot to actually bring my Kevin Youkilis authentic jersey, so I didn't wear it this weekend, but it's the thought that counts, right?

I've written about this jersey before on this site, so I'll keep this background brief. I bought it at a Sox-Cardinals game back in 2008. Youkilis had been slumping before the game, but hit two homers that day, including a walk-off in the 13th inning. For the next few weeks, I joked with PooZ that I'd "fixed" Kevin Youkilis.

Of course, if I actually had magic player fixing powers that only required me to buy a jersey of that player, then LeBron James would average a triple-double and have 7 championship rings by now. He doesn't.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.