Youkilis tired from travel, but got a laugh from Obama's comment

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Youkilis tired from travel, but got a laugh from Obama's comment

MINNEAPOLIS --- White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said Tuesday afternoon he enjoyed word his acquisition has received the presidential seal of approval.
Youkilis said he has been bombarded text messages, phone calls and emails from friends and family a day after President Barack Obama thanked a group of supporters in Boston for Youkilis, whom the White Sox acquired from the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. Video of the speech shows the comment elicited boos from those in the crowd.
It was pretty funny just to see that and the family got a good kick out of it, Youkilis said. There are mass emails going around to the family. Never thought it --- its probably a better way to get mentioned by the President than other ways, so its a good thing.
Obamas mention probably highlighted what Youkilis has described as a very surreal 24-hour period. In that time, Youkilis received a standing ovation from Red Sox fans after he was pulled from Sundays game, was traded, flew to join the White Sox at Target Field and made his debut.
Youkilis, who went 1-for-4 in his first game with the White Sox, said he was left exhausted by the experience.
I definitely woke up a little tired today, Youkilis said. I think I got worn out from that 24 hours. I went back and took a little nap today and feel a lot better. It was definitely a quick turnaround and its good to be here and good to know what Im doing for the next seven days.

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