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Far East
07-24-2006, 02:55 PM
A thread last week by redsupport about who Joes Mays reminded us of got me to thinking about other baseball look-alikes.

I often think that I should start a thread like this in the winter, at All Star break, or at some other time of no-game boredom, but I never get around to it. So, I better get to it on an off day like today before I forget.

Sometimes there is an almost uncanny likeness between even biologically unrelated people, including ball players. Some that I can recall that struck me -- and perhaps nobody else will agree -- are the following.

Of course, a lot of these are Reds and some are old enough that many posters on this forum will not even have seen or perhaps heard of them. I'll list the older one on the right and his "reincarnation" on the left. They are facial similarities usually, but other mannerisms, too -- I'll put those as pluses in parentheses.

Todd Van Poppel and Jeff Conine

Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Guillen

Dennis Reyes and Fernando Valenzeula (+ physiques and southpaws)

Todd Zeille and Ken Boyer (+ stance & swing, third basemen)

Matt Williams and Harmon Killebrew (+ stance & swing, 3rd base, balding)

Enrique Wilson and Terry Pendleton (+ 3rd base, switch hitters)

Ricky Weeks and a young Julio Franco (+ 2nd base and hands held high at bat)

Charlie Liebrandt and Joe Nuxhall (slow deliberate right leg lift from the stretch position (no slide step in those days, I guess) – video clips needed!)

Jacob Brumfield and Paul Blair (+ after sprinting home to score a run, the arm and other body movements to slow the runner down and bring him almost to a stop before continuing to the dugout – video clips needed to demonstrate this one, but this resemblance is the eeriest of all to me)

Austin Kearns and a young Sen. Ted Kennedy (please forgive the non-baseball)

Jeffrey Hammonds and “Little Richard” (please forgive the non-baseball, and the antiquity of the entertainer)

Did anyone else notice these? I'd be very interested in what other player pair resemblances you guys perceive.

I know that photos would help, especially for our younger members, but I’m too techno-challenged to try that. Can anyone help?

Falls City Beer
07-24-2006, 02:58 PM
Otis Nixon and Moms Mabley

http://www.born-today.com/Today/pix/mabley_m.jpg


http://img.coxnewsweb.com/B/07/47/61/image_361477.jpg

Far East
07-24-2006, 03:06 PM
Otis Nixon and Moms Mabley

You must have been saving that one for as long as I had been saving my list!:notworthy

smith288
07-24-2006, 03:08 PM
Dunn and Ferrell
http://www.photofile.com/Photos/Albums/05_Baseball/Studios/Reds/Images/05DunnAdamStudio.jpg
http://www.ramblestrip.com/will.jpg

Falls City Beer
07-24-2006, 03:08 PM
You must have been saving that one for as long as I had been saving my list!:notworthy

Yeah, I've thought that for a mighty long time. In fact, my wife was the first one to point out the resemblance.

KronoRed
07-24-2006, 03:10 PM
Good grief FCB :runawaycr

Falls City Beer
07-24-2006, 03:16 PM
Good grief FCB :runawaycr

Come on, I should be getting paid for this....

boobhat
07-24-2006, 03:17 PM
3891

3892

the resemblance is uncanny

KronoRed
07-24-2006, 03:18 PM
:lol:

RedsIn07
07-24-2006, 03:39 PM
I think Homer Bailey looks like Christian Bale.

KittyDuran
07-24-2006, 03:49 PM
I think Homer Bailey looks like Christian Bale.I said when he was signed that he looked like a young Tommy Tune.

Far East
07-24-2006, 04:22 PM
3891

3892

the resemblance is uncanny
I don't have my glasses on. Is that Mays and Marty?

StillFunkyB
07-24-2006, 06:03 PM
3891

3892

the resemblance is uncanny

:laugh:

max venable
07-24-2006, 06:14 PM
Funny how you never see Greg Maddux and Matthew Broderick in the same place at the same time...

http://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2004/0219/photo/maddux_m.jpghttp://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2004/0219/photo/broderick_m.jpg

max venable
07-24-2006, 06:16 PM
Same goes for Bernie Williams and Arthur
http://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2001/0201/photo/bernie_m.jpghttp://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2001/0201/photo/arthur_m.jpg

redsfanmia
07-24-2006, 06:26 PM
Zane Smith and the other brother Daryll from Newhart

max venable
07-24-2006, 06:26 PM
Zane Smith and the other brother Daryll from Newhart
Shoot, Zane Smith and any horse.

redsfanmia
07-24-2006, 06:27 PM
The Otis Nixon/ Moms Mabely is pure genius

Blimpie
07-24-2006, 06:39 PM
Based solely upon their complexions....

http://www.dickperez.com/images/psd_dk_JoaquinAndujar_lg.jpg

And....Manuel Noriega

http://home.teleport.com/~hsimante/pictures/manuel_noriega.jpg

Tornon
07-24-2006, 06:42 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_456121.jpghttp://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_346873.jpg

Blimpie
07-24-2006, 06:47 PM
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9209/turnbow15lq.pnghttp://www.negativschnitt.de/eric_stoltz/assets/ecards/e_mask2.jpg

Blimpie
07-24-2006, 06:53 PM
Real World Key West dude named Jose...

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5804/376x1409fc.jpg

...or Washington Nationals dude named Felipe...

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images/baseball/lopez-felipe-cnr-2.jpg

Blimpie
07-24-2006, 06:59 PM
Okay, okay, maybe this guy never played baseball...

http://media.tiscali.co.uk/images/imlib/00/00/04/ae/img_1198_200x200_1.jpg


http://lingbeek.com/travel/photos/egypt/sphinx31024.jpg

max venable
07-24-2006, 09:47 PM
The Big Hurt...and the Little Hurt

http://espn.go.com/i/mlb/profiles/players/4527.jpg http://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2001/0403/photo/coleman_m.jpg

Whatchewtalkinbout, Willis?

savafan
07-24-2006, 09:49 PM
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9209/turnbow15lq.pnghttp://www.negativschnitt.de/eric_stoltz/assets/ecards/e_mask2.jpg


That one is eery!

edabbs44
07-24-2006, 09:54 PM
Gary Majewski

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/images/baseball/mlb/players/7099.jpg


Pee Wee Herman after arrest

http://www.laputan.org/images/pictures/pee-wee-herman.jpg

RedLegSuperStar
07-24-2006, 11:03 PM
Gary Majewski

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/images/baseball/mlb/players/7099.jpg


Pee Wee Herman after arrest

http://www.laputan.org/images/pictures/pee-wee-herman.jpg

Ha Ha Classic!

redsmetz
07-25-2006, 10:07 AM
Wow, when you said this, I thought, I think he's right!


Austin Kearns and a young Sen. Ted Kennedy (please forgive the non-baseball)

http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20020828/CIN_kearns0523_60938.jpg

http://www.npr.org/news/national/election2000/trivia/kennedy.jpg

redsmetz
07-25-2006, 10:11 AM
Obviouisly an age difference, but how about Todd Coffey and Ron Howard:

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_434298.jpg

http://www.ifmagazine.com/graphics/news/17_ron_howard_sue_1302.jpg

redsmetz
07-25-2006, 10:17 AM
I think Homer Bailey looks like Christian Bale.

Wait 'til I point that out to my daughters...

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2004/07/20/OEFLzhUh.jpg

http://www.askmen.com/men/entertainment_150/pictures_150/christian_bale/christian_bale_150.jpg

Coffeybro
07-25-2006, 10:39 AM
Obviouisly an age difference, but how about Todd Coffey and Ron Howard:

To his dismay growing up people did call him opie.

redsmetz
07-25-2006, 10:56 AM
To his dismay growing up people did call him opie.

I wondered when I put it up if that might not have been the case.

BuckU
07-25-2006, 02:12 PM
Somebody do Josh Beckett and Scott Peterson... :)

redsmetz
07-25-2006, 02:19 PM
I'm not sure about this one - Jason LaRue and Max Gail (Wojo from Barney Miller)

http://www.cincypost.com/2003/12/20/12-20-2003_221722.jpg

http://gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/VirtualExhibits/TV%20Games/barneymiller/Gail.jpg

Jpup
07-25-2006, 03:03 PM
To his dismay growing up people did call him opie.

The Brewers TV crew said he looked a little like Kevin Millwood.

Matt700wlw
07-25-2006, 03:44 PM
http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20050907/bosotn_80046.jpg

http://www.trikiwiki.com/images/1/1c/Kid_Rock.jpg




And there's the pimp factor...

http://content.clearchannel.com/Photos/musicians/kid_rock/kid_pam_ama03_GI.jpg

http://www.dailybull.com/bronson-arroyo2.JPG

KronoRed
07-25-2006, 03:55 PM
To his dismay growing up people did call him opie.
Sounds like an idea for a sign at the next gathering :devil:

gm
07-27-2006, 09:21 PM
Lance Berkman, meet Taylor Hicks

RFS62
07-27-2006, 09:26 PM
Otis Nixon and Moms Mabley

http://www.born-today.com/Today/pix/mabley_m.jpg


http://img.coxnewsweb.com/B/07/47/61/image_361477.jpg


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Spitball
07-28-2006, 12:53 AM
Gary Majewski

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/images/baseball/mlb/players/7099.jpg


Pee Wee Herman after arrest

http://www.laputan.org/images/pictures/pee-wee-herman.jpg

:eek: Oh, no! Oh, no! That is creepy...I thought the guy had the classic Rod Beck reliever look...but now... to batter...(High goofy voice, one eye closed, head cocked to side) " I know you are, but what am I?"

Bad trade. Terrible trade. Geesh...Pee Wee MaJews:help: ki...

redsrule2500
07-28-2006, 03:29 AM
Derek Jeter
http://www.askmen.com/men/sports/pictures/folder_1/derek_jeter/derek_jeter_150b.jpg

and

Famous Boyband Guy
http://images.scotsman.com/2006/07/26/2006-07-26T182017Z_01_NOOTR_RTRIDSP_2_OUKEN-UK-BASS.jpg

GAC
07-28-2006, 07:56 AM
Adam Dunn

http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Dunn/Dunn%20Images/Dunn.Bio.08.gif

Ron Perlman

http://www.jeichi.com/images/actor/ron_perlman.jpg

max venable
07-28-2006, 03:30 PM
Freddy Garcia

http://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2001/0404/photo/garcia.jpg http://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2001/0404/photo/rock.jpg

...and The Rock

GAC
07-28-2006, 07:54 PM
http://www.pacbellpark.com/images/2005/02/22/hjnRdPcm.jpg


http://www.ideagrove.com/blog/uploaded_images/napoleon_dynamite-748743.jpg




http://www.mlb.com/mlb/images/features/61/marispose_175x195.jpg

http://www.pacificbell-park.com/images/2003/07/17/6BV8qAm5.jpg

GAC
07-28-2006, 08:32 PM
Damian Miller
http://www.rstn.tv/images/2004/06/09/Sg5K7nFD.jpg

Tim the Toolman
http://www.joejoe.de/tooltime/tim1.jpg

GAC
07-29-2006, 06:25 AM
Screech
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h186/DukeDumont/screech.jpg


Deno
http://theredletters.mlblogs.com/my_weblog/images/chris_denorfia_1.jpg

macro
04-10-2008, 11:08 AM
I thought I'd dust off this two-year-old thread to add that Corey Patterson reminds me of Cleavon Little in his role as Bart in Blazing Saddles.

camisadelgolf
04-10-2008, 12:11 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_456121.jpghttp://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_346873.jpg

This one doesn't really have the effect that it used to have.

oneupper
04-10-2008, 12:16 PM
Rich Aurilia and Johnny Footstool.
The 07 RZ gathering can attest to it.

westofyou
04-10-2008, 12:21 PM
Otis Nixon and Moms Mabley

http://www.born-today.com/Today/pix/mabley_m.jpg


http://img.coxnewsweb.com/B/07/47/61/image_361477.jpg

I see more Skelator myself

http://www.whiterose.org/pete/blog/images/skeletor04062005.jpg

HumnHilghtFreel
04-10-2008, 12:26 PM
I mentioned this one in game thread last night

Ryan Braun http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/mlb/players_l/20080319/8034.jpg?x=65&y=85&xc=1&yc=1&wc=164&hc=215&q=100&sig=5Edi47HMfB2oJ2v1JtJiRw-- and Brendan Fraser http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8632/imageskk7.jpg

Johnny Footstool
04-10-2008, 12:42 PM
Rich Aurilia and Johnny Footstool.
The 07 RZ gathering can attest to it.

Only if Rich Aurilia lost 25 pounds.

Matt700wlw
04-10-2008, 04:38 PM
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l216/collingwood27/SeanWaltman.jpg

and

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/04/28/sports/28rocker.jpg

StillFunkyB
04-10-2008, 06:17 PM
I thought I'd dust off this two-year-old thread to add that Corey Patterson reminds me of Cleavon Little in his role as Bart in Blazing Saddles.

Hey! I didn't get a hrrumph from that guy!

camisadelgolf
04-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Keith Hernandez & Mr. Potato Head
http://www.thesportshernia.com/exclusives/images/hernandez.jpghttp://www.colddeadfish.net/images/DLR/BPB-potatohead.jpg

camisadelgolf
04-10-2008, 06:53 PM
http://profile.ak.facebook.com/object2/1832/75/l21267992584_6093.jpg
Kevin Smith
http://blogs.usatoday.com/popcandy/images/2007/07/19/kevin.jpg
(This also works with Drew Carey)

KittyDuran
04-10-2008, 09:44 PM
Hey! I didn't get a hrrumph from that guy!Holy underwear! Sheriff murdered! Innocent women and children blown to bits! We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Hurumph! Hurumph! Hurumph!

KittyDuran
04-10-2008, 09:53 PM
I thought I'd dust off this two-year-old thread to add that Corey Patterson reminds me of Cleavon Little in his role as Bart in Blazing Saddles.


http://www.movieactors.com/freezeframes5/blazingsad74.jpeg

cincinnati chili
04-10-2008, 10:37 PM
Krusty the Kearns
http://www.pacbellpark.com/images/2005/02/22/hjnRdPcm.jpg
http://z.about.com/d/animatedtv/1/7/F/A/krustyheyhey.jpg

cincinnati chili
04-10-2008, 10:40 PM
Dodgers GM
http://www.thesportsexaminer.com/webapp/images/stories/TSXpix/200-colletti_ned.jpg
Al Quaeda Mastermind
http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/images/KSMallegedarrest.jpg

max venable
04-11-2008, 11:40 AM
Dan Patrick and the Kingsford Charcoal man...
http://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2001/0425/photo/dan_m.jpghttp://espn.go.com/media/other/2001/0425/photo/m_kingsford1.jpg

westofyou
04-11-2008, 11:45 AM
Dan Patrick and the Kingsford Charcoal man...
http://espn.go.com/media/pg2/2001/0425/photo/dan_m.jpghttp://espn.go.com/media/other/2001/0425/photo/m_kingsford1.jpg

Fact.. Kingsford Charcoal was created so that Henry Ford could do something with his huge amounts of leftover wood pallets at his plants, IIRC he gave the company to his daughter as a wedding present and her husband ran it.

princeton
04-11-2008, 12:21 PM
Fact.. Kingsford Charcoal was created so that Henry Ford could do something with his huge amounts of leftover wood pallets at his plants, IIRC he gave the company to his daughter as a wedding present and her husband ran it.

my parents gave us some really nice feather pillows