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John Oliver Gives Yankees Tickets to Two Ninja Turtles

by Justin W
Image of two TMNT fans at Yankees game thanks to John Oliver. Source: NY Daily News

It’s spring time again, which means that baseball bats are once again in full swing at ballparks all across the United States. Oddly enough, amid all of the excitement that comes with the beginning of the MLB season, one of the top stories in sports has been the appearance of two Ninja Turtles behind the plate at a New York Yankees game.

Okay, so they aren’t actually Ninja Turtles, but they are a couple of guys dressed as Donatello and Michelangelo. So what are these two doing in such coveted seats? Well, apparently John Oliver put them there.

For those who aren’t aware, John Oliver is a comedian and host of the HBO series Last Week Tonight. Although his show is primarily focused on pointing out political mishaps, he also likes to poke fun at the rich and powerful people of the world from time to time.

In this case, he did a segment pointing out how the New York Yankees were supposedly trying to keep a certain element (i.e. poor people) out of their exclusive seats directly behind home plate. In defiance of this concept, Oliver decided to offer tickets to two people who would perfectly exemplify the type of audience that the Yankees didn’t necessarily want sitting in that location.

Who better to fit that role than a couple of crime fighting ninjas who just so happen to live in the sewer?

Two TMNT fans sitting behind home plate at Yankees game thanks to John Oliver

A shot of the two TMNT fans sitting behind home plate. Source: YES Network.

As a result of his gamble, the whole world got to see a couple of brightly colored Ninja Turtles sitting directly behind all of the action taking place in the first few games of the season. Being that the cameras are always focusing on this area in the stands thanks to their framing of the pitcher and hitter, this meant that fans would be seeing the boys in green during pretty much every moment of the game.

Needless to say, this was a fairly humorous experience, and it will be interesting to see what John Oliver has to say about the event. Whatever happens, I guess this proves that no seats are too good for any fan – especially if they just so happen to be dressed as Ninja Turtles.

What do you think? Did John Oliver make a valid point with this stunt, or was this just silly? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or via facebook/twitter.

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Totaldrama Icequeen April 7, 2016 - 2:21 pm

TMNT Finally at a baseball game

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN April 7, 2016 - 9:06 pm

OMG that is funny! cool! Gotta love it when you find the turtles in the most unlikely places. Especially when they are making such a comedic/politic joke out of it!

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