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Jered Weaver would be OK with a gay teammate

After the wildly ignorant comments of San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver yesterday, you'll (hopefully) be pleased to know that not all professional athletes are total neanderthals. On a video podcast hosted by Robert Fick and Dmitri Young (which is a weird enough story unto itself), Jered Weaver and his brother Jeff made the proclamation that they are totally...
Via The Outside Corner
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankee killer Delmon Young

By MICHAEL J. DETROIT -- Delmon Young came into the 2012 playoffs flailing at balls outside the strike zone and drawing the ire of Tigers fans everywhere. Now, for the second postseason in a row, he's killing the Yankees. Young led off the Tigers' fourth inning Tuesday by depositing a Phil Hughes pitch into the Detroit bullpen for a 1-0 lead....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-MLBer sells card collection for $2.5M

Former major leaguer Dmitri Young, the brother of Tigers OF Delmon, recently sold his baseball card collection in an auction for a whopping $2,461,032.

Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers' Young: 'That's not me'

DETROIT --- Delmon Young was back in uniform Friday night, a week after being arrested in New York for an alleged hate crime. He's hoping that will be the next step in regaining some normality in his life. Young came off baseball's restricted list at the end of his seven-day suspension, and met with the media before Detroit's game against Chicago. He started the press...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Dimitri Young Works out for Hurdle at Pirate City

PITTSBURGH — Veteran Dmitri Young worked out in front of Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and staff today at Pirate City, according to Tom Singer of It was reported last week that Young, who hasn’t played in the Majors since 2008, would travel to Bradenton, Fla., to work out in front of the Pirates. According to Singer, the 38-year-old Young held up well to rigorous workouts...
Via Pirates Prospects
February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Dmitri Young to work out for Pirates

tweeted: Dmitri Young (nicknamed “Da Meat Hook”) hasn’t played since 2008 and has had some serious weight and health issues in the past. But now, the 38-year old has slimmed down big-time and is looking to make a comeback. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick wrote a good piece about Young’s efforts to make it back to the bigs, and it includes this awesome quote that should inspire...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates working out Dmitri Young

Dmitri Young has been out of MLB since 2008 after battling diabetes and alcoholism. He's reportedly set to work out for the Pirates.

Via Pirates Prospects
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Dmitri Young explains his weight loss and comeback

This photo of Dmitri Young — taken by WTOP’s Craig Heist during this month’s winter meetings — got some online love from Nats fans, who continue to save a soft, mushy, flabby spot in their hearts for Da Meat Hook. Young, you see, has lost 70 pounds and is looking to make a comeback in 2012. “I really want this to happen,”one Nats fan wrote. “Miss you, Meathook.”...
Via D.C. Sports Bog
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Slimmer Young is worth double-take

Dmitri Young turned heads Monday as he strolled through the hotel 70 pounds lighter. He's listed in at 295 pounds from his playing days.
Via Star Tribune
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Dmitri Young Is All Skinny Now

Dmitri Young, our sixth-most blogged-about person of 2008, weighed in at 291 pounds once, the year after batting .320, and he’s looked pretty much the same ever since. Here’s what Da Meathook is looking like now, though, (via Nats Enquirer): There’s no telling what the secret to his success is (massage therapy perhaps?), but word is he’s lost 70 pounds, which is 20 more...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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