In recognition of Yom Kippur, the White Sox announced today that the September 25th home game against the Indians has been moved up from 7:10 p.m. CDT to 1:10, thereby accommodating its third baseman, Kevin Youkilis (.235/.340/.416), and observant fans.
“I guess that means I can play,” smiled Youkilis, who is Jewish. “I really didn’t know. I know there was talk that there was something about maybe changing it for the fans on that day. But it’s a good thing for the playoff stretch.”
Youkilis said he hasn’t played on Yom Kippur. “It’s one of those things where I played the night after,” Youkilis said. “But other than that, no.”
Youkilis said he will have no problem having enough strength to play on Sept. 26 after fasting from sundown to sundown in observance of the holiday.
“I’ll be fine,” Youkilis said. “I’ve done it before. I’ll be good to go.”