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The Questions with Michael Young
Edited by Kostya Kennedy
June 26, 2006
Rangers Shortstop
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June 26, 2006

The Questions With Michael Young

Rangers Shortstop

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What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues-moment?
I pinch-ran [for Texas] in Oakland and the [P.A. guy] announced it was my major league debut. The fans booed. Bobby Jones was our first base coach. He said, "What the [expletive] did you do to these people?"

Your most embarrassing moment?
As a rookie I had to get dressed in this really tight dress when we were going to Seattle. The guys on the team had [TV cameras] waiting for me when I got off the plane.

Your favorite off-day activity?
Hanging out with my wife, Cristina, and my [baby] son, Mateo. Just hang out. Anytime I can relax with them is a good day.

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...
get rid of the fact that the All-Star Game decides home field advantage in the World Series. That's a pretty silly rule.

Young went 9 for 13 (.692) with five RBIs as the Rangers swept three games from Arizona.

The Rangers go to Denver for a weekend series with the Rockies.