* Note - Believe it or not, Nokes was traded after the 1985 season from the SF Giants to the Tigers for (among other players) Juan Berenguer! See the below post if you don't know who I'm talking about. Coincidence?
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Creepy Comparison # 57: The Force vs. The Dark Side
Life is funny sometimes. On rare occasions do movie plots mimic real-life down to every little detail. Case in point: the above 'CC'. Familiar with a little movie called "Star Wars"? Yeah, you are, so you know that's Luke Skywalker up there keeping the cosmos safe. Familiar with a little ballplayer named Matt Nokes? Unless you're Doc or this guy that works in my office, no...you are not. Well, young Mr. Nokes was a rookie sensation with the Tigers and parlayed that into a career of mediocrity and unmet expectations with the Yankees in the early '90s. However, in this particular case, the seemingly separated at birth twins battle it out for Creepy Comparison intergalactic supremacy! (Get it? Nokes is 'The Dark Side' because he was on the Yanks - Ba dun ch!) Only one will survive...