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You decide: Twins beat reporter or 80s/90s utility infielder?

Mar 7, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

len3 and newman

Having witnessed an “are you Al Newman?” moment first-hand when I was in the press box at Target Field with LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune last season, I got a chuckle out of this tweet from the Twins beat reporter who is frequently confused for the former Twins utility infielder:

Don’t feel bad, LEN3. People confuse me for Brad Pitt all the time. It’s super annoying.

  1. BC - Mar 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    He actually looks more like Al Roker than Al Newman.

  2. Andrew - Mar 7, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    I made that mistake at TwinsFest. Saw him walk by, said “Hey, it’s Al Newman!” and then realized it was LEN3 because he had a media pass.

    Agreed on him looking like Roker also.

  3. ThatGuy - Mar 7, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    I can never tell, all utility infielders look a like to me…

  4. cur68 - Mar 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Ok, help me here; which guy in the pictures above is Neal III and which guy is Newman? I seriously cannot tell them apart and I look in the mirror at a guy who is that brunette every damn day so I got lots of practice looking past skin tone etc.

    • ThatGuy - Mar 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM

      LEN3 is on the left, Neuman on the right.

  5. kirkmack - Mar 7, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    It is kind of ironic, as Newman was often confused as being Kirby Puckett during their playing days.

    (Newman is on the right)

  6. mplsjoe - Mar 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    But LEN3 doesn’t deny that he’s Carl Gerbschmidt, right?

  7. ThatGuy - Mar 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Are we 100% sure both those guys are Jason Whitlock?

  8. phukyouk - Mar 7, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    ummm you are all wrong. its the dude from American Idol… you know which one i mean

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