‘Wednesday’s Word Association’ – When I Hear The Name “Michael Young”, I Think Of…

‘Wednesday’s Word Association’ – When I Hear The Name “Michael Young”, I Think Of…

From dictionary.com:

Word Association, Noun.  

Definition – the connection and production of other words in response to a given word, done spontaneously as a game, creative technique, or in a psychiatric evaluation.

Ex: Dog –> Bark

‘Wednesday’s Word Association’ – When I Hear The Name “Michael Young”, I Think…

PROFESSIONAL

Michael Young

With the recent retirement of Michael Young, it got me to thinking about his full career and how great of a teammate he was to anyone that played with him during his time with the Rangers, Phillies, or Dodgers.

Young was a fantastic hitter, and being such, he could have carried around a large ego and few  would have complained.  Instead, he put the team’s winning in front of his personal goals, and he often found himself being shifted from defensive position to defensive position to make room on the field for teammates that could also help.

In 1,817 total games, Young played 793 games at shortstop, 465 at 3B, 448 at 2B, and 111 at 1B.  He was a 7-time All-Star and a 0-time complainer!  A true PROFESSIONAL.

Enough said.

And now, When You Hear The Name “Michael Young”, You Think Of…

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2 responses to “‘Wednesday’s Word Association’ – When I Hear The Name “Michael Young”, I Think Of…

  1. I think the word Unfair. This guy got moved around the diamond all for the Rangers to help them out and then the Rangers treated him like their redheaded stepchild. He would have been a HOFer if had been able to play at 2nd base for his entire career, but he put his team first always.

    Professional is a great word to associate with Michael Young, but I always associate the world unfair with him. He should be inducted into the HOF, but with all the position changes its very doubtful that he’ll ever be enshrined into the HOF.

    • Matt- That is a very interesting choice. I wonder how Young truly feels about it – surely he thinks he could do just as good of a job, or better, than what players caused his position changes.

      It’s nice to see that he publicly never complained and always put ‘team goals’ before his personal ones, but I wonder what his personal ones were…

      Nicely done, Matt!

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