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Kevin Youkilis on his pre-pitch hop (foreground): "[Marco] Scutaro doesnt do it but Dustin [Pedroia] and I both do it. I dont know if Adrian [Gonzalez] does it or not. It's just a timing mechanism where it gets our feet moving and you are ready to move left, or right, or backwards or forwards. Either direction the ball is hit."