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Tom Servo
03-19-2010, 09:42 PM
Dmitri Young officially announced his retirement on Thursday.

It was all but official anyway, but Young made the announcement when he was introduced as the new vice president and senior advisor of baseball operations of the Frontier League's Oakland County Cruisers, an independent professional baseball team. Young, 36, retires with a .292/.351/.475 lifetime batting line over 13 professional seasons with the Nationals, Tigers, Reds and Cardinals. He was a two-time All-Star.


per rotoworld.

Raisor
03-19-2010, 09:45 PM
He's a year younger then I am.

I'm no longer a prospect, am I?

Edskin
03-19-2010, 10:07 PM
13 years in the bigs...not bad at all. Fun guy to have on the team.

Degenerate39
03-19-2010, 10:22 PM
He was one of my favorite Reds when I was growing up. Hate to see the fact that he won't be playing any more

SunDeck
03-19-2010, 10:24 PM
Favorite baseball cheer ever, sung by a very drunk man in front of us one night during the '99 season:

We got da bread,
da cheese
and Da MITRI Young!

Sea Ray
03-19-2010, 11:44 PM
I have a baseball signed by him. Been waitin' for it to go up in value. Guess I ought to quit waiting, huh?

RBA
03-20-2010, 12:00 AM
I hope he managed his money wisely.

RedsManRick
03-20-2010, 01:16 AM
Not a bad little career for a not so little man.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2010, 01:32 AM
I always liked Dmitri. He had a pretty good career - 13 seasons, 1389 hits, 171 homers, 301 doubles, career statline of .292/.351/.475 - .826 OPS, and a 114 OPS+. Also is one of only three major leaguers to hit three home runs on Opening Day.

savafan
03-20-2010, 01:43 AM
I'll never forgive him for snubbing me at Redsfest in 1999.

Let the Dmitri Young Cooperstown discussion begin. ;)

Ron Madden
03-20-2010, 04:16 AM
I wouldn't bet my life on it but it seemed like Dmitri Young hit a double or a HR in every game I attended in 1999.

I believe he is one of the best switch hitters the Reds have had in the starting lineup since Pete Rose.

Eric_the_Red
03-20-2010, 08:24 AM
Always liked him. I loved it when he'd double, turn to the dugout and wiggle his fingers on both hands towards the team.

MrCinatit
03-20-2010, 08:58 AM
I liked the guy a lot when he was with the Reds - he gave the team quite a bit more color when it seemed they were deep in the pits of boredom. I remember one opening day in particular when he sported bright blond hair and a huge grin (could be my imagination, but I don't think so).

macro
03-20-2010, 10:17 AM
I liked the guy a lot when he was with the Reds - he gave the team quite a bit more color when it seemed they were deep in the pits of boredom. I remember one opening day in particular when he sported bright blond hair and a huge grin (could be my imagination, but I don't think so).

It happened... :lol:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bxEuF4LrxkU/SVkPg6rq6_I/AAAAAAAAAd0/w13bBXe0z2Q/s400/FleerUltraDmitriYoung.jpg

Rounding Third
03-20-2010, 10:51 AM
I remember being at a game where he hit a bloop single to center, but the centerfielder wasn't really paying much attention and Dmitri was booking it and ended up with a double from a blooper from single. I was stunned that Dmitri did that!

BoydsOfSummer
03-20-2010, 10:55 AM
Pretty nice career for DaMeat. Always liked him, but man he made me nervous when a fly ball was hit out to him.