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Monday, July 28, 2014

Dmitri Young explains his amazing weight loss

through aides.

“I’m down to 205 pounds, and I did it the right way,” Young told Charlie Slowes on 106.7 The Fan, before Friday’s game. “I went to a doctor, a preventative doctor, and he told me ‘You want to get off the medicine, lose three inches.’ I’m like, forget that, let’s lose six. And then I started doing a lot of cardio, the weight started peeling off, and at that point I started working out. And I’m to this size right now, and very very healthy….

“I still have to take a shot of NovoLog before each meal, but other than that I’m golden,” said Young, who has battled Type 2 diabetes for years. “I feel better, look better. I didn’t look like this when I played.”

It’s true. He didn’t. In the spring of 2008, in fact, Young weighed-in at around 291 pounds. That’s 85 pounds of difference, although it sure appears to be even more dramatic. This is what he looked like in 2011, when he was already down 70 pounds.

 

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He did it through aides.

“I’m down to 205 pounds, and I did it the right way,” Young told Charlie Slowes on 106.7 The Fan, before Friday’s game. “I went to a doctor, a preventative doctor, and he told me ‘You want to get off the medicine, lose three inches.’ I’m like, forget that, let’s lose six. And then I started doing a lot of cardio, the weight started peeling off, and at that point I started working out. And I’m to this size right now, and very very healthy….

“I still have to take a shot of NovoLog before each meal, but other than that I’m golden,” said Young, who has battled Type 2 diabetes for years. “I feel better, look better. I didn’t look like this when I played.”

It’s true. He didn’t. In the spring of 2008, in fact, Young weighed-in at around 291 pounds. That’s 85 pounds of difference, although it sure appears to be even more dramatic. This is what he looked like in 2011, when he was already down 70 pounds.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM | 38 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dmitri young, nationals, weight loss

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   1. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4759118)
Wow, good for him.
   2. madvillain Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:35 PM (#4759131)
Wow he looks great. So many pro athletes get huge after they retire because they are used to burning 3k calories a day and continue to eat like that. Seeing Frank at the HOF ceremony was a bit of an eye opener, dude's face looks like a beach ball.
   3. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:36 PM (#4759134)
Yeah, well done, Dmitri. He is unrecognizable! (He has an awesome baseball card collection, BTW. Hard not to like a big leaguer who collects baseball cards.)
   4. McCoy Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4759140)
I'm predicting a heart attack soon.
   5. AROM Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:44 PM (#4759142)
Dmitri is 6'2.

In that picture he doesn't look 205, he looks more like 170.

Diabetes is no fun, but it is a good motivator to take care of yourself.
   6. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4759144)
Looks like he's in the best shape of his life!
   7. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4759145)
I'm predicting a heart attack soon.


Start taking better care of yourself, for godssakes.
   8. Batman Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:49 PM (#4759151)
Just call him "Da Vegetable Hook."
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:52 PM (#4759158)
I guess the amazing weight loss explains the amazing appearance of having aged 15 years since he retired.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:55 PM (#4759159)
It seems like there is such a difference between the fun-loving Dmitri and his sour, possibly evil, brother.
   11. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:58 PM (#4759164)
It seems like there is such a difference between the fun-loving Dmitri and his sour, possibly evil, brother.

I've noted this, as well. Then I remember how different I am from my brothers. I'd like to have a beer with Dmitri, but I'd probably cross the street if I saw Delmon coming my way.
   12. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4759179)
It seems like there is such a difference between the fun-loving Dmitri and his sour, possibly evil, brother.


Um...

I have to admit I have a similar perception of Dmitri. That incident always seemed out of character to me and I don't know anything beyond that reporting so maybe she recanted.
   13. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:11 PM (#4759184)
Maybe he's fun-loving and evil. That's possible, right?
   14. McCoy Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:12 PM (#4759186)
I was at the Cubs game in 1998 when Sosa hit his 56th homer of the year to tie Hack Wilson. It was against the Reds and Young was the LFer. Young had misplayed a line drive in the opening game and the left field bleachers were giving him crap since then. I think at one point they spilled beer on him as he was going back for a ball.
   15. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4759190)
Dmitri is 6'2.

In that picture he doesn't look 205, he looks more like 170.
Nah, I don't think so.

I'm 5'10" and change and usually just under 170. My weight stretched over 3-4 more inches in height would look a lot skinnier than that. Also that particular pic makes him look skinnier than, say, the second pic in the Post article (the one with his arms crossed).
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4759195)
It seems like there is such a difference between the fun-loving Dmitri and his sour, possibly evil, brother.


They are the Rick and Skip Bayless of the baseball world.
   17. BDC Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4759196)
I thought for a second that picture was Delmon and I was horrified.
   18. chisoxcollector Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4759201)
It seems like there is such a difference between the fun-loving Dmitri and his sour, possibly evil, brother.


I've met them both on multiple occasions. They're both pretty "sour" in person.
   19. Lindor Truffles Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4759209)
He looks like Fiddy Cent from that movie where he had cancer. Or was a crackhead. Or both.

How many times did the Devil Rays field the Goon OF of Delmon Young (hate crime, bat incident), BJ Upton (DUI), and Elijah Dukes? Toe Nash and Josh Hamilton would've been quality choices but were deemed too messed up.
   20. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4759211)
He looks like 50 Cent when he played a cancer patient.

   21. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4759242)
I caught a foul ball from Dmitiri at the midnight hour season finale at County Stadium in '99 (the first 'last game at Co. Stadium), which had to be played to determine the tiebreaker game (with the Mets) the next day (or hours later as was the case). That seems like forever ago.
   22. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:02 PM (#4759244)
I think he looks like the Grinch, though with less evil intentions.

   23. Batman Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4759250)
The Grinch would have been better if, after he became nice, he wore a hat with his own picture on it and a bacon t-shirt.
   24. dr. scott Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4759255)
And then I started doing a lot of cardio, the weight started peeling off, and at that point I started working out.


does it seem strange that someone who started a professional baseball career in the early 90's has just started to work out?

Seriously, that's impressive. Good on ya DY.
   25. Eddo Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:28 PM (#4759259)
Seeing Frank at the HOF ceremony was a bit of an eye opener, dude's face looks like a beach ball.

I actually think Thomas still looks good. Maddux was the real surprise to me.
   26. Rough Carrigan Posted: July 28, 2014 at 05:53 PM (#4759302)
Go back and take a look at how Maddux looked his last few years. He went from looking like a CPA early in his career to looking like an out of shape CPA. He was clearly not a workout warrior.
   27. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 28, 2014 at 06:33 PM (#4759330)
I met D'mitri's dad Larry Young once at an airport. He flew in the Navy with my step-dad.
   28. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 28, 2014 at 07:21 PM (#4759362)
Diabetes, with a generous side of cocaine.
   29. starving to death with a full STEAGLES Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4759410)
BOOM!
south bronx paradise
How many times did the Devil Rays field the Goon OF of Delmon Young (hate crime, bat incident), BJ Upton (DUI), and Elijah Dukes? Toe Nash and Josh Hamilton would've been quality choices but were deemed too messed up.
kinda gives an idea of how messed up josh hamilton must have been back then, right?
   30. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4759439)
That's a false Dmitri.
   31. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:30 PM (#4759445)
How many times did the Devil Rays field the Goon OF of Delmon Young (hate crime, bat incident), BJ Upton (DUI), and Elijah Dukes?


Probably ~30. 2007 was the only year all three played for TBD. Dukes played 52, Upton 129, Young 162. On the bright side, they dumped the worst 2 offenders and won the pennant the next year.
   32. Sunday silence Posted: July 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM (#4759504)
Aerobics teachers hate him!
   33. PreservedFish Posted: July 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM (#4759510)
That's a false Dmitri.


Flashback to my Russian history lecture. Excellent.
   34. Lindor Truffles Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM (#4759621)
Probably ~30. 2007 was the only year all three played for TBD. Dukes played 52, Upton 129, Young 162. On the bright side, they dumped the worst 2 offenders and won the pennant the next year.

Alas, zero with that combo in the OF, not sure why I was remembering one of those guys as a LF when only a dukes played there (for one game).

The trio started 39 games together, mostly with Upton at 2B. In four of those contests, they were joined by noted redass Jonny Gomes.
   35. JJ1986 Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM (#4759634)
How many times did the Devil Rays field the Goon OF of Delmon Young (hate crime, bat incident), BJ Upton (DUI), and Elijah Dukes?


I saw all 3 a bunch of times when they played for Durham and was certain that Dukes was going to end up as the best hitter. He probably is better than BJ now.
   36. PreservedFish Posted: July 29, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4759750)
Wikipedia:

When Dukes was traded to the Nationals, the team also hired an ex-police officer in the role of "Special Assistant: Player Concerns". This person accompanies Dukes everywhere to ensure that he keeps himself free of trouble
   37. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 02:32 PM (#4759755)
I think he looks like the Grinch, though with less evil intentions.


He looks like a Bahamian cab driver
   38. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 02:48 PM (#4759761)
Jeeze, that shirt does say bacon. I'm a little slow on the uptake. My BIL is a real science and computer geek. Last year for his birthday I got him a shirt which says: "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't". I think I just found this year's gift.

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