Twenty-two days later, only the uniform had changed for Kevin Youkilis.

As he stepped to the plate in the first inning last night at jam-packed Fenway Park, he was met by a loud-as-ever "Yoooooouk!" Exhibiting his usual patience, he saw five pitches, hit the last through the middle for a single, then hustled enough to force a throwing error and score on an otherwise routine groundout.

Just like old times.