From 2006 to 2010, MLB pitcher Chris Young played with the San Diego Padres.
Most of the greatest achievements of his career came a bit later, like his 2015 World Series victory with the Kansas City Royals or his AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2014.
He went to an All-Star Game in 2007 as a Padres pitcher, however.
Young is currently the Texas Rangers’ Executive Vice President and general manager, since 2020.
MLB manager Bruce Bochy has been appointed as the Rangers’ skipper for the 2023 season and beyond.
He had been out of work since 2019, presumably looking for the right opportunity if he was going to return.
The Rangers came calling and were able to convince Bochy to come out of retirement.
The Two Men Share A Connection From The Past
Before winning three World Series in a span of five years with the San Francisco Giants in the 2010-2014 period, Bochy managed the Padres from 1995 to 2006.
As you can see, Young and Bochy coincided in our timeline in 2006.
The Rangers reminded fans about their connection with the little “how it started, how it’s going” game that is common on social media these days.
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/8UAy3ORk8a
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) October 25, 2022
The “how it started” picture shows Bochy as the Padres manager going to the mound to talk to Young, who was in his first season with San Diego at the time.
The “how it’s going” part, you can probably imagine: the two man shaking hands in Bochy’s presentation as the new Rangers manager.
Bochy will be tasked with implementing a winning culture in the Rangers’ clubhouse, who have been losing a lot since 2016.
It’s definitely easier said than done, but hiring Bochy is a great start.