Michael Young: Rangers were better than Cardinals in 2011
During Michael Young's retirement press conference Friday, he said something surely a few Cardinals fans might disagree with.
Seven-time All-Star Michael Young officially announced his retirement Friday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. It was a pretty standard press conference celebrating the career of a very well respected and liked player.
OK, no, that wasn't what stood out. This was:
Michael Young on 2011 World Series: "We were better. Flat out. I can say that now that I'm retired." #Rangers— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) January 31, 2014
He has every right to believe that and I have little doubt pretty much everyone affiliated with the Rangers that season agrees. They were a much better team in the regular season and came within a strike of winning the World Series in six games, after all.
And if Nelson Cruz plays the warning track/wall/ball like a big-league right fielder in the ninth inning of Game 6, the Rangers would have rings to show for it.
But he didn't. And they don't.
Thus, a quote like Young's is sure to bring about "scoreboard!" cries from St. Louis.
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