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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yankees sign Burt Reynolds

Baseball Prospectus’ Kevin Goldstein Tweeted on Wednesday morning that New York has signed third baseman/outfielder Burt Reynolds, who played for the independent Newark Bears of the Can-Am Baseball Association in 2011.

Though not related to the iconic actor who played titular antagonist Bo Darville in 1977’s “Smokey and the Bandit,” Reynolds does have a strong baseball bloodline - he is the cousin of Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.

The District Attorney Posted: February 22, 2012 at 02:35 PM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:01 PM (#4066400)
The Mets counter by signing pitcher Turd Ferguson.
   2. Dangerous Dean Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4066412)
I am trying to wrap my brain around the concept that someone named Burt Reynolds is a cousin to Robinson Cano.
   3. The Good Face Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:18 PM (#4066422)
So... is this the new "Archer" thread?
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4066424)
No.
   5. The District Attorney Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4066430)
The Mets counter by signing pitcher Turd Ferguson.
It's a funny name.

So... is this the new "Archer" thread?

Nooooooooope!
fixed
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:23 PM (#4066432)
Wait....I had something for this.
   7. McCoy Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:25 PM (#4066435)
Are you really this shallow?
   8. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4066460)
Apparently!
   9. DA Baracus Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:45 PM (#4066465)
The Mets counter by signing pitcher Turd Ferguson.


I thought he owned the team.
   10. BDC Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4066474)
Just shop a glove over the football here and you've got his baseball-card picture ready to go.
   11. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4066479)
I am trying to wrap my brain around the concept that someone named Burt Reynolds is a cousin to Robinson Cano.
If you want to be techincial, someone posting on Baseball Think Factory with the handle "Dangerous Dean" is a cousin to Robinson Cano. If you want to be really technical, the tree that Robinson Cano's bat is made out of was also his cousin.
   12. McCoy Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4066483)
Why do we have so many damned dolls in here?
   13. UCCF Posted: February 22, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4066520)
Now playing 3rd base... Bo "Bandit" Darville.

I tried showing Smokey and the Bandit to a friend who was just 1 or 2 when the movie came out, and who has never been to the South. She didn't get it.
   14. phredbird Posted: February 22, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4066521)
flipping through the threads that are active today, all i can say is there's a whole bunch of people who are really ready for the season to begin.
   15. McCoy Posted: February 22, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4066524)
What is that? The Alabama of Europe?
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 05:35 PM (#4066531)
Seriously, that's like Eggs 101.
   17. Shredder Posted: February 22, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4066540)
So... is this the new "Archer" thread?
Was there an old Archer thread? I'll bet it was all babytown frolics. Though I still don't find it quite as funny as Frisky Dingo.
   18. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4066541)
So... is this the new "Archer" thread?


I would prefer not to.
   19. Dale Sams Posted: February 22, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4066555)
I am trying to wrap my brain around


Literally? Cause you know..
   20. The District Attorney Posted: February 22, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4066560)
I would prefer not to.
Not a big Melville crowd here, huh?

It's not an easy read.
   21. JH (in DC) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4066562)
I thought that was Richard Petty.
   22. valuearbitrageur Posted: February 22, 2012 at 06:58 PM (#4066579)
Sterling: Hey! I'm serious. Look at me, seriously, Lana. Forget the eye bandage, but the hair, the strong jawline—who do I remind you of?
Lana: Nobody.
Sterling: Say it. Say it. Say it!
Lana: Burt Reynolds in Deliverance.
Sterling: No! Not in Deliverance. In Gator! How can you not see that?
   23. Good cripple hitter Posted: February 22, 2012 at 07:30 PM (#4066592)
Just shop a glove over the football here and you've got his baseball-card picture ready to go.


I can honestly say that the picture linked there was worse than any Albright posted here.
   24. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4066612)
Robinson Cano is a teammate of Mariano Rivera. Rivera was on the team with Don Mattingly in 1995.

Mattingly was a teammate of Lou Pinella early in his career. Pinella played with Roy White.

White was a teammate of Dick Howser. Howser grew up with Burt Reynolds.
   25. Bob Evans Posted: February 22, 2012 at 09:46 PM (#4066673)
Jon, if you didn't exist, it would be impossible to invent you.
   26. GuyMcGuffin Posted: February 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4066694)
Robinson Cano played on the 2011 New York Yankees with Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon played on the 2004 Anaheim Angels with Garrett Anderson

Garrett Anderson played on the 1994 California Angels with Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson played on the 1987 Los Angeles Raiders with Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen played on the 1986 Oakland Raiders with Ray Guy

Ray Guy played on the 1975 Oakland Raiders with George Blanda

George Blanda played on the 1950 Baltimore Colts with Art Spinney

Art Spinney played on the 1956 Baltimore colts with Tom Feamster

Tom Feamster played football with Burt Reynolds at FSU in 1955
   27. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4066701)
Robinson Cano played with Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens was in "Dumb and Dumber" with Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels was in "Blood Work" with Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood was in "City Heat" with Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds was in "Starting Over" with KEVIN BACON!!!
   28. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: February 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4066742)
They only signed him because Joe Torres was stealing their publicity.
   29. Red Menace Posted: February 23, 2012 at 01:23 AM (#4066780)
Aubergine?
   30. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: February 23, 2012 at 07:22 PM (#4067472)
Jon, if you didn't exist, it would be impossible to invent you.


James Burke should look into that.
   31. Poster Nutbag Posted: February 23, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4067531)
Was there an old Archer thread? I'll bet it was all babytown frolics.


Awwww.....now I miss the Wee-Baby Shamus

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