Kevin Youkilis' final Boston interview

Long-time Red Sox corner infielder Kevin Youkilis was traded to the White Sox Sunday. Prior to Sunday's game against the Braves -- Youk's final in a Red Sox uniform -- he sat down with WBZ-TV's Dan Roche in what amounted to Youkilis' final sit-down interview in Boston.

CBS Boston has the full video.

Among the quotes ...

On losing his job to a rookie: “It’s not ideal. But it’s one of those things that is part of the job sometimes. Fortunately, like I said, I have a great job. I get paid a lot of money to do my job and there are a lot of people out there that are hurting in life without jobs. It’s not the ideal situation within my job, but it’s still a great job.”

On the constant trade rumors: “It’s definitely stressful. Baseball will take care of itself but family is my first thing. If there was ever a problem within my family I would quit this game in a heartbeat. In the long run, this all doesn’t mean anything. I’m just excited to have a son, and excited to be a father. If that’s what my future holds, that’s what my future holds. Hopefully I can still have a good career and keep playing.”

On his time on the bench: “You think about a lot of different things when you’re not playing. I watch the game pretty intently out here; I try to help out with the young guys. If (Ryan) Kalish the other night had something to ask me, or if Will had something to ask me, I try to be here for them if I’m not playing because (that’s) what you have to do. You have to help out, do whatever you can for the team. Even though you’re not out there hitting or making a play, you can help develop the young guys mentally.”

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