Michael Young is a Phillie.
Oh, Despicable Me.
That was how I reacted. Michael Young was my unicorn in that he was like a fluffy stuffed animal and I was very attached to him and more specifically, attached to him as a Ranger. That man was a Ranger for a very long time. “How long, Obi Wan Kenobi?” Luke Skywalker might ask. “A very long time,” Obi Wan would answer.
Now I get that baseballisabusinessMichaelYoungisstillabaseballplayertheRangershadtodoit and all of that, but I’m still sad. These made-over Rangers are going to take some time to get used to. (Mike Napoli in Boston red, what is up with that.) I wish I had Gru to take me to the amusement park to get a new Michael Young in a Rangers uniform.
I blame Hollywood for giving us kids false perceptions of beauty and false hopes about what happens when our stuffed unicorns are disintegrated.
p.s. Presumably Young had some say/a lot of say in where he landed, yes? Which would mean that he chose Philadelphia? But who would willingly choose to live in Philadelphia and be a Phillie? I bet he and Cliff Lee are going to be besties.