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Country star Young gets VIP tour from Mancini

November 17, 2017

BALTIMORE -- Country music superstar Brett Young got a VIP clubhouse tour and played catch with Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini at Camden Yards in a special interview that will air on Country Music Television's (CMT) Hot 20 this weekend.The segment will air on both Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.

BALTIMORE -- Country music superstar Brett Young got a VIP clubhouse tour and played catch with Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini at Camden Yards in a special interview that will air on Country Music Television's (CMT) Hot 20 this weekend.
The segment will air on both Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. ET, with Mancini and Young bonding and helping CMT host Katie Cook practice her grip. Mancini -- coming off a breakout season in which he was named as an American League Rookie of the Year finalist -- swapped baseball stories with Young, who was a college pitcher at the University of Mississippi.
"It was an absolute pleasure to meet Brett," Mancini said. "I enjoyed getting to hear his story. He has a huge passion for baseball and you could tell he was excited to be back in a baseball park. It's a pretty cool thing for him to chase another passion and succeed after injuries ended his baseball career."
Mancini and Young -- whose baseball aspirations were cut short by an elbow injury -- talked to Cook about how fans drive them and make their dreams and careers possible.
While Mancini isn't a huge country music fan, Orioles manager and Mississippi State alumnus Buck Showalter is.
"I really enjoy Brett's music, even though he went to Ole Miss," Showalter said, paying homage to the rivalry between the two schools.
"I was disappointed that I couldn't be at the ballpark to show him around, but I look forward to watching [the show]."

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.