Archive for May 12th, 2009

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09

A Yankee Karate Kid Doppelganger

Ramiro Pena wasn’t considered by anyone a major prospect for the New York Yankees until New York Daily News columnist Bill Madden wrote an article proclaiming Pena as the man to replace Derek Jeter; that made ONE person who considered Pena a prospect. Since getting called up, Pena has done little to prove his past critics wrong, but on the plus side, he’s shown that Bill Madden (a card carrying member of the BBWAA) knows little to nothing about the game of baseball as it is played on the field. Masterfully played by Ralph Macchio, Daniel Larusso from Karate Kid was an out-of-place kid who just wanted to learn karate and have as many awkward, sexually-charged tension-filled moments with an elderly Japanese man as any other normal American teen. Fortunately for Larusso, he had MANY MANY of those scenes with Mr. Miyaga. Together, the two man-boys are nearly identical.

Please vote in the poll below so this doppelganger can move on to the heaven that is PERMANENT doppelganger page.

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12
May
09

A Double Jeff Doppelganger

A first round draft pick in 2004, Jeff Niemann was supposed to be one of the first wave of Rays young arms. Unfortunately, along the way he got lapped by some of his compatriots; getting his first extended look this season he hasn’t been particularly impressive but the sample size is a bit small. Best remembered for starring in such classics as Dumb and Dumber, and Dumb and Dumberer, Jeff Daniels has been in over 60 movies and played Anna Paquin’s father in Fly Away Home, nine years later he played her love interest in The Squid and the Whale. Now that’s range! Considering the almost 30 years age difference between the two men, let’s call this one, spotted by reader Saint Dynamite, more of a father-son type doppelganger.

What do you think? Make sure to vote in the poll below and if this one receives enough on it will go to the permanent doppelganger page that you would be foolish to miss.

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