Rosenberg: It's Time for Young To Get His Life Together
Because he assaulted a bystander in New York last week after yelling anti-Semitic slurs, Major League Baseball suspended the Tigers' Delmon Young for seven days without pay.
Free Press columnist Michael Rosenberg recalls Young got into trouble as a minor leaguer in 2006, when he threw a bat at an umpire after striking out. Once in the majors, Tampa Bay traded Young, even though he was a promising prospect. "Young was 22 and already seemed like more trouble than he was worth," Rosenberg writes.
The Twins hoped Young would be a star, but they traded him after almost four seasons, then the Tigers acquired him but have not committed beyond this season. It's a tough position for a 26-year-old, but Young still has the promise of a player who can go down in history known for his on-field exploits, rather than what happened early one morning in Midtown Manhattan.