As you've likely heard, former Brewer Derrick Turnbow's career hit a major bump in the road this week, as Turnbow was released by the Marlins after experiencing pain in his shoulder during a game on Tuesday. Turnbow hasn't pitched in a Brewer uniform since April of 2008, but he will likely always be a cult hero in Milwaukee for his 2005 season, when he came out of nowhere to tie a Brewer record with 39 saves, while posting a 1.74 ERA.
Let's review what we know about Turnbow: He was wild, a little unpredictable, and a cult hero. Is it just me, or is this exactly the kind of guy you'd compare to an American Gladiator?
Fortunately, there's a Gladiator perfectly suited for the task at hand:
Ladies and gentlemen, let's check the Tale of the Tape:
|Thomas Derrick Turnbow||Real name||Galen Tomlinson|
|Milwaukee Brewer, 2005-2008||Claim to fame||American Gladiator, 1990-1996|
|Ninth inning||Best Event||Hang Tough|
|Tie: Adam Dunn and Bobbleheads||Arch-nemesis||Kyler Storm|
|"That wild guy"||Known as||"the best athlete on the team"|
|Not many. (Thanks, MLB!)||Videos on Youtube||Roughly a day's worth.|
|October 2002||Known positive steroid tests||None. (You're thinking of Nitro)|
|Rehabbing free agent pitcher||Current job||Girls volleyball coach|