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Kevin "Yukon Cornelius" Youkilis

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There's a controversy brewing in Red Sox Nation.

During the sixth inning of yesterday's game, actor and comedian Mike O'Malley (Yes, Dear - I love that show) wrote the following:

Youk's beard looks like a street-sweeper's brush. My cousin Brendan recently noted the similarities between Youk and the character Yukon Cornelius from the Christmas special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer".

Oooh, but folks. Some evidence:

I finally figured it out. It's been driving me crazy, trying to figure out who Kevin Youkilis looks like with that squirrel attached to his chin and it finally came to me tonight in a Corona-fueled revelation. And so I put it to you. Kevin Youkilis and Yukon Cornelius, separated at birth? You decide!

Not to mention, our own Drugs Delaney posted the Yukon reference back in August:

Weaver was cruising before giving up a 4-pitch, 2-out walk to Scrappy. Yukon Cornelius made him pay!

Looks like Mr. O'Malley (or should I call him, Jimmy?) has some explainin' to do!