Monday, December 15, 2014

Those Hip & Happenin' Reuschel Twins

So, I’m figurin’ these two were raised by wolves in the Ozark Mountains.  Probably Mormon wolves.  How else to explain two guys so out of touch with the times.


This is Paul. He’s the one with the glasses.


This is Rick. He’s the one without the glasses.

It also appears he likes to wear his batting helmet on the mound. Oh no, Rick – everybody does that. I see it all the time.


Rick again.  Nice form!


Big league nerds, if you ask me.  Both of ‘em.


Rick, what happened to the ‘stache?  I tell ya, the guy is like a chameleon.

BTW, love the chaw!


Yeah, that's more like it.


Paul, is that you?  What happened to the chunky, black, and nerdy style?  I thought that was your brand.


There, that’s better.


Doing our best Walter Johnson imitation. Oh, if Walter Johnson weighed 250, that is.


260?  More??



So, if you’re still having a hard time telling these two apart:

Rick Paul
Embarrassing 1st name Ricky N/A
Embarrassing middle name Eugene N/A
Embarrassing nickname Big Daddy N/A
Embarrassing weight 225 (yeah, right) 225
Years active 1972-1991 1975-1979
Record 214-191 16-16
20-win seasons 1 0
Strikeouts 2,015 188
ERA 3.37 4.51
All Star appearances 3 0
Gold Gloves 2 0
Comeback Player of the Year 1 0
Years leading league in WHIP 1 0
Years leading league in losses 1 0
Years leading league in hits allowed 1 0
Glasses No Yes

Now, did that help any?