Leonardo the Videobomber, eh?
The guy in the Ninja Turtle costume eventually revealed himself. It was All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez. While showing up in a teammate's nationally televised interview is amusing, the costume actually had a better purpose.
Gomez told Tom Haurdicourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“That cartoon is my son’s favorite,” said Gomez, referring to 4-year-old Yandel. “He’s crazy about it. I ordered (the costume) and I will go home tonight dressed like a Ninja Turtle. I ordered it online like 20 days ago. That thing came from China."
Now there's a pretty cool dad. And it would be cool whether Gomez were a pro baseball player or a plumber. As it turned out, there was just one complication.
Gomez's wife showed their son a picture of the costume, but didn't tell him who was inside. The youngster responded by saying he'd rather meet a different Ninja Turtle — Donatello.
Kids, man. So hard to please.
ALSO: On a related Ninja Turtles-meets-baseball note, you might remember that we told you that the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies were wearing Ninja Turtles theme jerseys this season. That's happening Aug. 2. Here's a look.
That's a pretty cool giveaway. Someone should send one to Carlos Gomez's kid.
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