Sunday, April 15, 2007

A's PR guy once struck out Barry Bonds

Jim Young, the A's media relations director, once struck out Barry Bonds while Bonds was at San Mateo's Serra High and Young was pitching for Marin Catholic in a game on the Kentfield campus, reports Dave Albee of the Marin IJ in this profile of Young. "But I won't tell you what he did to me in his next at bat. The ball still hasn't come down yet," Young said. "It landed about the 50-yard line of the football field." Young is beginning his eighth season with the A's and has become king of press-conference moderators in the Bay Area, Albee says. (Photo of Young by Meghan Roberts via the Marin IJ.)

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