Obama Gets Booed in Boston for Youkilis Comment

"I just want to say, thank you for Youkilis," Obama said during a fundraiser

By Lisa Balde
|  Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 1:46 PM CDT
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President Barack Obama may have touched a nerve Monday during a fundraiser in Boston.

Some Red Sox fans are still reeling over the recent trade of Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. So when the president brought it up at Symphony Hall, his crowd of supporters apparently wasn't ready to hear it.

"Finally I just want to say, thank you for Youkilis," Obama said.
 
The president drew a wave of boos and quickly backed off, saying, "I guess I shouldn't have brought up baseball."

Some sources, though, said Red Sox fans were yelling "Yook" not "boo."

Either way the deal is done.

Chicago's White Sox acquired the three-time American League All-Star infielder in exchange for South Side infielder Brent Lillibridge and right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart. The White Sox also received a cash payment in the trade, the teams confirmed Monday.

Obama is an unabashed White Sox fan, and he apparently is a fan of the deal. The White Sox lost to the Twins 4-1 in Youkilis' debut game.

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