Turtle power: Carlos Gomez channels his inner Leonardo
MILWAUKEE — Why was Carlos Gomez walking around Miller Park in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume Thursday afternoon?
Well, Gomez first ordered the costume online because his four-year-old son, Yandel, is a big fan of the Ninja Turtles. But before he used it to surprise his son, Gomez dressed up as Leonardo and video-bombed teammate Mark Reynolds’ interview with MLB Network.
Reynolds was sporting a unique t-shirt during the interview as well one that depicted Brewers starter Matt Garza as The Count from Sesame Street.
"You need some guys in a locker room that can be loose," manager Ron Roenicke said. "I think that’s very important, especially when things aren’t going well."
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Gomez plans to surprise Yandel in the costume after Thursday night’s game.
"That cartoon is my son’s favorite," Gomez said. "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."
But there’s a bit of a catch for Yandel.
"I told my wife to show (a photo of the costume) to (Yandel) but he doesn’t know who is inside. She said if he do whatever she says, ‘I’m going to bring him home.’ "
When Gomez’s wife, Gerandy, showed Yandel the photo of Gomez in the Ninja Turtle costume, the four-year-old responded that he wanted to meet the turtle Donatello and not Leonardo.
"He’ll have to wait another 20 days," Gomez said.
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