The Phillies traded Michael Young yesterday, ending a brief era of gritty veteranosity at third base the Phillies hadn’t seen since David Bell. When the rumors started swirling, I was ready to give up atheism:
God does exist, and He will prove it by sending Michael Young to the Phillies.
— Bill Baer (@CrashburnAlley) December 5, 2012
God said, “let there be Michael Young”, and there was Michael Young, donning freshly-ironed red pinstripes at the press conference. It wasn’t long before he would begin taking batting practice and fielding grounders in Clearwater in preparation for the regular season.