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Tweet of the Day: Michael Young to New York would solidify a friendship

Jul 31, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

Bob Nightengale warms the heart:


And that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? I mean, apart from good hitting and defense and winning baseball games and stuff.  How can you not pass up the chance to add best-friendship-infused chemistry to a team?

Meanwhile, Evan Grant sheds a silent tear, having always known that Wells is Young’s best friend, but heartbroken to see it confirmed so publicly.

  1. tbutler704 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    You just call out my name
    And you know wherever I am
    I’ll come running to see you again
    Winter, spring, summer or fall
    All you got to do is call
    And I’ll be there
    Yes I will
    You’ve got a friend

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      I see that, and raise you-

      Thank you for being a friend
      Traveled down the road and back again
      Your heart is true
      You’re a pal and a confidant.
      And if you threw a party
      Invited everyone you knew
      You would see
      The biggest gift would be from me
      And the card attached would say
      Thank you for being a friend

      • tbutler704 - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:17 PM

        Absolutely more appropriate for the Yanks…..good job.

  2. Jeremy T - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    I wonder how much of their friendship is just shared hatred of the sabermetric community?

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:44 PM

      They became close friends when they played together in the Toronto farm system.

      • ditto65 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:51 PM

        Go away with your logic and fact.

      • kevinbnyc - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:34 PM

        He just has to point out the Canadian connection. Pretty sure that’s a requirement of citizenship.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:40 PM


      • largebill - Jul 31, 2013 at 5:08 PM

        Believe they were friends as amateurs. Maybe even same day care center.

  3. southofheaven81 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    If the Yankees don’t make some kind of move I’m going to fucking scream. Fuck Cashman & fuck the junior Steinbrenners.

    • tbutler704 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:36 PM


      • commonsenseisnotcmonman - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        HOT DOGS ARE HOT!!!!

      • kevinbnyc - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        LOUD NOISES!!!!

    • basedrum777 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      What move could possibly put them in the WS? You’re the reason we’re in the shitstorm we’re in now with the team. STFU.

      • 18thstreet - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        Fight! Fight! Fight!

        Sincerely yours,
        Red Sox Nation

  4. Jason @ IIATMS - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    That worked out so well with ARod and Jeter.

  5. jayscarpa - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Not if Young takes Wells place on the roster.

  6. asimonetti88 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Reunites them? Maybe I’m missing something but have they played together before? Young is from California and went to UCSB before playing for Rangers/Phillies, Wells is from Texas and played for the Blue Jays, Angels and Yankees…

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      Ah they played together for the Blue Jays in the minors. Don’t I look stupid now.

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM

        I can’t see you personally, so you’ll have to look in the mirror to see if you look stupid.

        Some poor people look stupid all the time. They just can’t help it.

    • ctony1216 - Jul 31, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      Wells and Young both started their careers with the St. Catherine Stompers (!) in 1997 in the NY Penn League. Young hit .308 and Wells hit .307. [Link: ]

      Once a St. Catherine Stomper, always a St. Catherine Stomper!

      In 1998, they both played for the Hagerstown Suns in the South Atlantic League.

  7. rbj1 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Yankees, unfortunately, aren’t going to make the playoffs, so why not have the last two months be a buddy picture?

    • tbutler704 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      Mic all the players for each of the remaining games. It could be a baseball version of the Golden Girls.

    • 18thstreet - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      They’re three and a half games behind Baltimore for the second Wild Card. There’s no reason to give up on the season. Keep your chin up, New York.

      Sing it with me, New York!

      Just what makes that little old ant
      Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant
      Anyone knows an ant, can’t
      Move a rubber tree plant

      I can’t hear you!!

      But he’s got high hopes
      He’s got high hopes
      He’s got high apple pie
      In the sky hopes

      C’mon. Jeter’s back!

      So any time you’re gettin’ low
      ‘Stead of lettin’ go, just remember that ant
      Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant
      Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant
      Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant

      Pineda’s coming! You can do it, you feisty underdogs! Trade for Michael Young!

  8. socalyankeejetfan - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Friends, schmiends…we need something more offensively from the 3B position than this year’s disaster. Remember, Scott Brosius didn’t want to be traded to the Yankees either and that worked out pretty well for both parties from what I can remember.

  9. baldeagle22 - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    If Amaro cannot trade Michael Young it will show how completely inept of a GM he really is.

    Seriously, anybody can throw the most money at a player…

  10. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    There may be a black hole forming from all of the intangibles, clubhouse presence and veteran leadership in the Yankees dugout if someone combines Young and Jeter.

    “Don’t cross the streams.”

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