When Daisuke Matsuzaka took the mound Monday morning, Fenway Park greeted him with boos. By the end of his seven shutout, one-hit innings, however, he was only hearing cheers from the crowd.â†µ
"One thing that was a little shocking was before the game he got booed," Youkilis said. "It's funny how he came off the field, everyone was cheering. It's kind of foot-in-the-mouth right there but it's good how he responded to that, too."â†µ
Youkilis then asked for patience from the Red Sox fans.â†µ
"That's one of the things that's tough right now," he said. "We're starting to play a little bit better and we know it's frustrating for all the fans out there and we're just as much frustrated, too. Be positive and good things will happen and that's just the message about everyone. We just got to stay positive in here, outside the clubhouse, and good things will happen."â†µ
Wouldn't hold your breath, Kevin.