Poll: Which TMNT is Delmon Young?

The purveyors of the Productive Outs podcast posed this interesting morsel of knowledge during last night’s World Series game:

This led me to wonder. If Delmon Young is indeed a Teen-aged Mutant Ninja Turtle, which one would he be? By my count, we have four options. Observe:

Leonardo – he leads.

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Donatello – does machines.

 

Raphael – cool, but rude.

 

Michelangelo – party dude.

 

I turn to you, fair NotGraphs readers, to answer this burning and not-at-all unimportant question.





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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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Brandon Warne
Guest
3 years 8 months ago

It’s Delmontell…..DONATELLO and it’s not even remotely close. I’ve been saying this since the Twins had him early on.

Matt
Guest
3 years 8 months ago

This is the best thing that’s ever been on this site. But the answer couldn’t be more obvious. Only one Ninja Turtle would ever throw a bat at an umpire, and it’s Raphael. And, like Young, Raphael would redeem himself by coming up huge when his team needed him (ALCS MVP).

Semi Pro
Guest
Semi Pro
3 years 8 months ago

I have to say Raphael. Why, you may ask? Because in the arcade game from ages ago, Raphael was the worst. No range at all.

TRob
Guest
TRob
3 years 8 months ago

“Raphael – cool, but rude.”

I’m REALLY hoping this was a workaholics reference…

dockmarm
Guest
dockmarm
3 years 8 months ago

Watch and learn, young friend. Pay attention especially starting at the 35-second mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDQzALOH9iU

TRob
Guest
TRob
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t know how I couldn’t remember that part. Better go dig up my VHS tapes…

Bill
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Bill
3 years 8 months ago

Crap, next no one’s going to know anything about the couple of guys who were up to no and started making trouble in my neighborhood.

Carson Cistulli
Admin
Member
3 years 8 months ago

How did your mom react?

Steve
Guest
Steve
3 years 8 months ago

To my recollection, she became afraid, and suggested a move to a more affluent location.

Choo
Member
3 years 8 months ago

Whichever turtle is worthless during the first 99% of the battle, but then makes a lucky mistake and kills the bad guy in the end.

My echo and bunnymen
Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Michaelangelo in a nutshell

Smokey the Bear
Guest
Smokey the Bear
3 years 8 months ago

Sometimes I think Sal Paradise was right…

Damaso's Burnt Shirt
Guest
Damaso's Burnt Shirt
3 years 8 months ago

Delmontello.

I loved playing the TMNT game and Donatello had the lamest moves compared to the others. He seemed just one dimensional thanks to clubbing people with his stick.

samuelraphael
Member
3 years 8 months ago

“Delmon Young is rude.”

-Abraham Mohomed, a falafel-cart worker who witnessed the mayhem.

Dwight
Guest
Dwight
3 years 8 months ago

All the turtles have redeeming qualities that do not overlap with the qualities that Delmon Young possesses. That being said, Michaelangelo was the most useless at his job of being a ninja, so…

Jamie
Guest
Jamie
3 years 8 months ago

Which Turtle is anti semitic again?

jake
Guest
jake
3 years 8 months ago

Casey Jones

Bob
Guest
Bob
3 years 8 months ago

April O’Neill

RC
Member
Member
RC
3 years 7 months ago

If you would pay attention to the lyrics, the answer is obvious:

Jim Leyland taught them to be ninja teens;
Verlander leads, Miggy Cab is a machine.
Delmon Young is cool but rude (gimme a break);
And Prince Fielder, is a party dude! A-HOY!

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