Kevin Youkilis Wants to Retire as a Member of the Red Sox Kevin Youkilis' passionate play has led Red Sox fans to embrace the infielder as a true Bostonian. Youkilis has embraced the local fans as well.

According to the Boston Herald, Youkilis would like to retire as a member of the Red Sox.

"I see myself, if everything goes well, retiring as a member of the Red Sox," Youkilis told the Herald. "That's my goal. I want to finish my career with the Red Sox, and that's not something that a lot of players do."

The two-time All-Star says Boston is unlike any other place. 

"It's a cool town," Youkilis told the Herald. "It's a cool city. I don't want to knock any city when I say this, but there's a lot of cool stuff about Boston. And not just the city. You can get in your car and drive to Vermont, and that's a whole other world. Or Portland, Maine, where I played. I lived in downtown Portland when I played there and I loved it."

Despite playing six major league seasons in Boston, the veteran says he needs a break sometimes.

"I do go on vacation and do other things,” Youkilis told the Herald. "You have to have that escape from baseball. Some guys don’t live here for that reason. They need a break from Boston."

The 30-year-old has plenty of major league seasons ahead of him. If Youkilis' enthusiastic play continues, he should always have a place on the Red Sox roster and in the hearts of Red Sox fans.