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When the American League All-Stars looked like movie stars

Jamie Squire

Okay, before I submit the second and last chapter of our compelling serial, "All-Stars who look vaguely like actors," a brief note about millionaire baseball players ... Many of them, and perhaps most of them, come across as exceedingly nice in these situations, and some seem thoughtful and articulate as well. There's obviously some truth in the stereotype of the egocentric dumb jock. But most of these guys, you'd be happy to set up with your sister.

Or your cousin, anyway.

Anyway, more lookalikes:

Alex Gordon :: Kiefer Sutherland

Dustin Pedroia :: Simon Pegg*

* That's right, Simon Pegg. If you could mate Dustin Pedroia and Michael Cuddyer, you would get Simon Pegg exactly. C'mon, Science! Get on that!

Justin Verlander :: Ryan Gosling

Joe Nathan :: Kevin James

Chris Davis :: the English guy who played McNulty in The Wire

Grant Balfour :: that middle-aged character actor who's in everything but you can never remember his name

I just tried to turn one of the Japanese pitchers into Toshiro Mifune, but it just didn't happen.

Two more brilliant insights:

- Ben Zobrist seems like a wonderful fellow. The temperature in the room was probably 92 degrees and he was sitting in the sun, sweating through his shirt. But he never broke stride, answering every question with grace and crediting his organization for turning him into the superest super-utility player we've ever seen. You kinda gotta love him.

- If you want to look like a European-American professional baseball player, your best bet is to lift weights, cut your hair short, and wear shirts from this company. Oh, and believe in yourself. That's the important part.

Oh, one more thing that I learned: Matt Moore is the prettiest All-Star. And yes, I'm jealous.

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