He’s still hanging around the Nats because he’s still technically on the roster, but Da Meat Hook is basically done with baseball. And based on how his summer has gone, he seems to be just fine with that:
“It’s been real cool,” he continued. “I just came back from Toronto. I went to watch my brother [Delwyn] play. I did it like a fan would. Instead of calling the clubhouse guy — ‘Come pick me up!’ — and do all that stuff like a baseball player, I was like, You know, I’m gonna do it like a true fan would. Took a cab over there. Went to the ticket counter. Walked in, walked around the stadium. Sat down. And watched a major league ballgame.”
If there is any justice in the world, Young will get a John Kruk-esque “let’s put a down-to-Earth dude who can relate to the fans” job on a studio show next year. Prediction: he’d be a gajllion times more interesting to watch than John Kruk.