Exactly one month ago I wrote a blog entry about how the Red Sox had a failed ninth inning comeback. While writing about this I mentioned that Kevin Youkilis's nickname is "the greek god of walks". I asked the nation if anyone knew why he was called that, and to email me if they knew. Well, no one e-mailed me but I found out the answer today while reading Dan Shaughnessy's book Reversing the Curse
. Apparently Kevin Youkilis was dubbed the nickname in Michael Lewis's book Moneyball
. So just in case anyone was still curious, that is how Kevin Youkilis got to be named the greek god of walks.