Apr 30, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Delmon Young (3) hits a home run in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Delmon Young Is Awesome And I Knew It All Along

I promised TBOH King Justin Klugh last night this was coming…

…and if nothing else, I am a man of my word.

Almost no one was looking forward to Delmon Young making his debut for the Phillies last night in Cleveland. Virtually nobody wants this guy on the team, what with his being really bad at playing baseball and everything.

Then, Young goes and hits a solo home run in his first at-bat as a Phillie, and also adds a double for good measure, in three at bats.

This is absolutely going to destroy my narrative. So, I’m forced to come up with a new one.

Delmon Young is awesome. So get on board the Delmon train, because it’s leaving the station and there’s limited seating on board.

Let’s face it. We NEED Delmon Young, y’all. He’s THAT important.

Delmon Young helps people feel better when they’re sick.

Delmon Young makes flowers grow faster.

Delmon Young turns water into… slightly colder water.

Delmon Young would knit everyone a really nice sweater if he had the time.

Delmon Young helps old people cross the street.

Delmon Young can make rainbows out of used car batteries and a wet sponge.

Delmon Young has a beautiful singing voice.

But most important of all, Delmon Young destroys baseballs and makes you want to be his friend. THAT is the TRUE value of Delmon Young.

Now sure, you may have read dozens and dozens of tweets from me (@FelskeFiles) in the past where I may have come across as slightly negative towards Delmon Young, and you may have read multiple blog posts where I seemed less than enthusiastic about Delmon Young playing on the Phillies.

I can assure you, you misread all of it.

I’ve known all along Young was going to be awesome, that he would be the missing piece to what was ailing the Phils’ offense. Anything you read to the contrary was just your lying eyes playing tricks on you.

I have swum against the narrative tide that tried to convince you Delmon Young was a terrible human being, terrible defender, terrible baseball player and waste of space. I’ve seen the hidden beauty all along.

It hasn’t been easy.

So, thank you Delmon Young for proving me right.

I’ll accept all apologies in either tweet or email form.

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