Young fondly recalls All-Star time in Anaheim

Young fondly recalls All-Star time in Anaheim

ANAHEIM -- When he stepped out of the cab and walked into Angel Stadium and into the visitors' clubhouse, D-backs outfielder Chris Young could not help but flash back to 2010.

Young was selected to represent the D-backs in the All-Star Game that year in Anaheim. It was his first and only visit to the ballpark before Friday.

"It's a weird little feeling because I'm in the same clubhouse, the same batting cage, the same everything," Young said. "I've always just associated this locker room with the All-Star Game."

Young wound up catching the final out in that All-Star Game, the lone appearance he has made in the Midsummer Classic thus far.

"It was one of the best times of my life as far as my baseball career goes," Young said. "Going to the playoffs tops that by a lot, but from a personal level, that was right at the top."

Interleague Play has given Young a chance to come back and relive the memories, and this road trip gave the Houston native his first chance to play at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

"I was excited to be able to play at Texas," Young said. "It feels weird to be in the league for six years and still have stadiums you haven't seen in person. Just being in a different environment it makes you feel like you just got called up to the big leagues because you haven't played in that stadium before. Playing teams and guys you normally don't play against is fun for me."