Before debuting in the No. 2 spot and wearing a different set of Sox, Kevin Youkilis reflected on his time in Boston, his departure and the sendoff he received from the Fenway fans during a pregame interview with reporters last night.

The former Red Sox third baseman chose not to disparage his former coworkers, opting to pass on a question about manager Bobby Valentine, but did talk about what it was like to leave the only professional organization he'd ever played for.