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Texas Rangers: Brady Feigl not related to Brady Feigl after all | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

We are all Brady Feigl today.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 22, 2019 at 09:44 AM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: February 22, 2019 at 10:51 AM (#5817333)
I, for one, had wondered about this.
   2. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: February 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM (#5817337)
Scott Kingery is also not related to Mike Kingery. Or Mike Scott.
   3. Traderdave Posted: February 22, 2019 at 11:11 AM (#5817343)
The possibility of them being related isn't *quite* as crazy as it may sound.

Like many adopted people, I have done the spit-in-a-jar DNA test and found a genetic brother (he had been similarly adopted a couple of years before me). We don't look alike at all, but we share the same obscure undergrad major, same hobbies, same communication style including gestures and body language, and many other traits. Nature and nurture work in strange ways sometimes.
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: February 22, 2019 at 11:31 AM (#5817347)
We don't look alike at all, but we share the same obscure undergrad major, same hobbies, same communication style including gestures and body language, and many other traits. Nature and nurture work in strange ways sometimes.

no kidding. my fraternal twin doesn't look like me at all, either - and we share none of the things that you note, in spite of growing up together! (we get along great because we each chose our own 'lanes' in life.)
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 22, 2019 at 12:32 PM (#5817375)
Shades of the brief time when the two Jeff D'Amicos were both pitching in MLB.

I don't know that my dad and his fraternal twin could have been any more different:

Dad: 5'10" 170, black hair that turned almost platinum silver, high school quarterback, college degree, white collar upper management job, loved to dress nicely, married to the same woman for 50 years.

Uncle: 6'2" 285, red hair, high school lineman, barely graduated high school, pipefitter, heavy drinker, usually wore overalls either with or without a white undershirt, had three short marriages -- the middle one being to a woman he met when he hit her car.

We didn't see the uncle all that often due more to geographic differences than anything else, but there was definitely a lifelong brotherly love between them despite their differences.
   6. Traderdave Posted: February 22, 2019 at 12:57 PM (#5817382)
the middle one being to a woman he met when he hit her car.



That's the basis for a solid screenplay.
   7. Eric L Posted: February 22, 2019 at 01:04 PM (#5817385)
I dare say that how one responds to a fender bender is an excellent character compatability test.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2019 at 02:08 PM (#5817401)
Mr. Burns : I wonder if this Homer Nixon is any relation?

Waylon Smithers : Unlikely, sir. They spell and pronounce their names differently.
   9. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: February 22, 2019 at 02:54 PM (#5817417)
I DEMAND a trade of Brady Feigl and a player to be named later for Brady Feigl and a player to be named later, followed by the naming of the players later as Brady Feigl
   10. Howie Menckel Posted: February 22, 2019 at 03:14 PM (#5817422)
I don't know that my dad and his fraternal twin could have been any more different:

yeah, it's sometimes not understood that fraternal twins aren't any more genetically related than any siblings of the same parents. so the same level of variations are possible.

being the same age and going to the same school growing up can make them closer - or more distant.

I don't know if they still do this, but they used to ask the parents before high school if they wanted their twins in all of the same classes or none of the same classes. my parents didn't care either way, so they asked us. we said we didn't care, either. we had the occasional random class together, just like any other kids we knew.
   11. Ziggy's screen name Posted: February 22, 2019 at 04:04 PM (#5817444)
I dare say that how one responds to a fender bender is an excellent character compatability test.


Hey now, he didn't say that it was an accident.
   12. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 22, 2019 at 05:07 PM (#5817463)
Hey now, he didn't say that it was an accident.

I'm pretty sure it was an accident and not a strategy he used to pick up women.


That's the basis for a solid screenplay.

If you're looking to fill out the script, he got picked up on a hit and run DUI once not because witnesses remembered his plate number but rather because they saw his name in fairly thick sheet metal that he had welded to the rear bumper of his truck. With that knowledge, the local PD tracking him down was pretty easy.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 22, 2019 at 07:19 PM (#5817491)
Like many adopted people, I have done the spit-in-a-jar DNA test and found a genetic brother (he had been similarly adopted a couple of years before me). We don't look alike at all, but we share the same obscure undergrad major, same hobbies, same communication style including gestures and body language, and many other traits.

Both post at BBTF?
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 22, 2019 at 07:29 PM (#5817492)
If you're looking to fill out the script, he got picked up on a hit and run DUI once not because witnesses remembered his plate number but rather because they saw his name in fairly thick sheet metal that he had welded to the rear bumper of his truck. With that knowledge, the local PD tracking him down was pretty easy.
Remember, kids: Don’t drink and weld.
   15. Jose Canusee Posted: February 22, 2019 at 08:35 PM (#5817505)
I DEMAND a trade of Brady Feigl and a player to be named later for Brady Feigl and a player to be named later, followed by the naming of the players later as Brady Feigl


I would prefer they both get traded to the 1962 Mets. Casey would know how to maximize the humor.
   16. base ball chick Posted: February 22, 2019 at 09:59 PM (#5817520)
younevahknow with siblings

our twins are also fraternal although they look a LOT alike and folks sometimes insist they must be identical although if you bothered to look at them closely (like the 2 bradys) you can see they are quite different

our boys always were extremely attached to each other - still are, still room together (their choice) and had the same room and classes together even though the skoolz had, uh, chats (ahem) with us about separating them, they didn't want to and so we stood up for their decision

i don't look like my brothers - besides being a grrrl - and the middle 2 look a lot alike, although their personalities are quite different so it is easy to tell them apart

younevahknow what DNA is gonna do

our youngest (adopted) has decided he does not want to know who his sperm donor is and that is fine with us

- oh yeah

if you look at the 2 bradys and can get past the beard and glasses, they look quite different
   17. Howie Menckel Posted: February 22, 2019 at 10:13 PM (#5817523)
one addendum:
my twin wound up having two daughters, born a year apart.

they attended the same (large) university, but lived on campus about 1 1/2 miles apart and had different majors.

THEY looked so much alike that they repeatedly got odd looks from strangers who said hello - thinking it was the other one - and then were confused why their 'friend' did not seem to know them.

a fine joke by God - give a guy a fraternal twin who looks nothing like him, wait 30 years and then give him non-twin daughters who look alike. :)
   18. base ball chick Posted: February 22, 2019 at 10:27 PM (#5817525)
interesting howie

my middle 2 brothers are still very close and #2 moves in with #3 when he is in between gf

sometimes even very unlike siblings are very close to each other too

i have a gf who is still besties with her 3 (i think) years younger sister and they look absolutely nothing alike and people disbelieve they are actually related - they got the same mother and father

younevahknow
   19. John DiFool2 Posted: February 23, 2019 at 07:46 AM (#5817542)
Why do these sites embed videos in the middle of the article that have NOTHING to do with the article?
   20. bobm Posted: February 23, 2019 at 08:53 AM (#5817545)
I would prefer they both get traded to the 1962 Mets. Casey would know how to maximize the humor.


I assume you mean Bob Miller and his teammate Bob Miller.

Only once in baseball history have two...
Mike Conklin
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
August 9, 1993

Only once in baseball history have two players with the same name played the same position on the same team. Therefore, when Bob Miller, who lives in California, was killed in a car accident a few days ago, it caused the telephone of Bob Miller in St. Charles to ring off the hook. "It's especially spooky," said Miller, "because I have a place near San Diego, and that's where the accident occurred. It's really an unfortunate thing. He was a neat guy."

The two Millers pitched for the New York Mets in their laughable first season more than 30 years ago. Between them, they were 3-14. "It was confusing enough, but don't forget we had Casey Stengel as the manager and he really got things goofed up," said Miller. "He used to call me Nelson. You figure. The club finally made us room together on the road because no one could get it straight whenever they called the hotel." [...]


And...

Emma Span of The Athletic wrote a story about bullpen blunders over the years. In it she shared a story about Casey Stengel wanting one of his two players named Bob Miller to warm up one day during the dreadful 1962 season. When asked which one, he said, “Surprise me.”
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 23, 2019 at 02:33 PM (#5817598)
my twin wound up having two daughters, born a year apart.

Less than a year apart qualifies as "Irish Twins", although I see some now consider the term offensive, which I don't believe was [mostly] the case BITD.
   22. Howie Menckel Posted: February 23, 2019 at 02:36 PM (#5817599)
I assume you mean Bob Miller and his teammate Bob Miller.

I suspect he is referring to Harry Chiti, who was traded in 1962 for a player to be named later - who turned out to be Chiti. one of 6 Mets catchers who started between 11 and 42 games that year. #motleycrew
   23. michaelplank has knowledgeable eyes Posted: February 23, 2019 at 07:31 PM (#5817631)
Where have you gone, Steve Ontiveros?
   24. Howie Menckel Posted: February 23, 2019 at 07:48 PM (#5817634)
the Mets' two Bobby Jones pitchers in 2000 - Black Bobby and White Bobby - also say hi.

White Bobby took his regular turn on July 3, and Black Bobby made his only start of the season the following day - no doubt leading to fireworks.

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