Part 2: ARE THEY RELATED ?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Aramis’ reaction upon hearing that Carly Rae and Kevin are related.

Round two, everyone. We’ve got some good ones today. Click here for part uno.

ANDRELTON AND BILL SIMMONS

Awesome shortstop with an incredible 6th tool and a pretentious overwhelmingly famous writer from BAHSTON. I have a hard time putting much effort into trying to relate these two guys, since I’m such a huge Andrelton fan and can’t stand anything Bill Simmons even mutters about baseball. I’m gonna go low on this one.

% CHANCE THEY’RE RELATED: -24%

VERNON AND H.G. WELLS

Vernon, as properly portrayed in the picture above, is a struggling fourth outfielder who is making a HILARIOUS amount of money for doing pretty much nothing of use on the baseball field. You can point to the obvious balding of both of these influential men and start to wonder if they have the same great grandparents. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely seeing as H.G., commonly referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction” (and I strongly doubt Vernon has much interest in that genre), was born a little over a century before our favorite replacement-level player was brought into this world.

% CHANCE THEY’RE RELATED: 7%

KEVIN AND CARLY RAE JEPSEN

This one seems pretty easy. You see the blue-ish green-ish eyes and you just KNOW these two are cousins. While the Angels right-hander isn’t known for his legendary cult pop songs such as Carly’s “Call Me Maybe”, it’s easy to look at his determined face and sense that there are some untapped vocal skills hidden deep down.

% CHANCE THEY’RE RELATED: 91%

Part 1: ARE THEY RELATED ?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Glen Perkins is not amused.

We all learned when we were younger than not everyone with the same last name is related. That would be crazy.

Or is it?

Today, we begin looking at some players with extremely fortunate last names and do our best to try and figure out if they’re related to certain other non-baseball things/people around this wonderful planet we call Earth. Let’s get to work.

DANIEL AND JENNIFER HUDSON

This is a tough one. Daniel is a 6″4 white baseball player from Virginia and Jennifer is a probably shorter strong independent black woman who almost won American Idol. If you look closely, you can see some similarities that may hint to some distantly connected roots, such as them both having eyes and noses. Other than that, not much here.

% CHANCE THEY’RE RELATED: 3%

ALICIA AND THE FREDERICK KEYS

It’s often difficult to trace the blood back from an entire Minor League Baseball organization, especially when you’re aiming for a billion time Grammy Award Winner that was born in 1981. I’m doubtful of this one.

% CHANCE THEY’RE RELATED: 8%

BUD AND CHUCK NORRIS

Bud is currently the highest paid player on the Houston Astros at a healthy 3 million bucks for the 2013 season. He’s probably gonna get traded but he’s still pretty awesome. But is he as awesome as CHUCK NORRIS ? I don’t know, at least probably not enough to be related. Chuck is a devout Christian, and Bud’s Cross necklace is rather prominent in that action shot of him. Did you know Chuck Norris’ real first name is Carlos ? You do now. Anyway, I’m skeptical.

% CHANCE THEY’RE RELATED: 12% 

Are They Related: Presidents

Bill Clinton Lumberkings

Yesterday was presidents day. To celebrate, Cespedes Family Barbecue did the only thing we knew how to do: Pun.

ARE THEY RELATED

Lew and Gerald Ford

Levon and George Washington

Edwin and Andrew Jackson

Randy and Andrew Johnson

Matt and George Bush

John and Mike Adams

Matt and William Henry Harrison

Steve and Franklin Pierce

ASSORTED PUNS

Leonys Martin Van Buren

Russell Martin Van Buren

Nick Franklin Pierce

James Madison Bumgarner

John Tyler Matzek

Zachary Taylor Teagarden

Bill Clinton Lumberkings

Chad James Buchanan

Ulysses S. Grant Balfour

Chester A. Arthur Rhodes

Ronald Reagan Guzman