Everyone and their mothers think Royals coach Rusty Kuntz looks like Robert Redford
With the postseason dominating every conversation at every water cooler in every office in America, players and coaches for the participating teams (and the broadcasters covering them) who were already prominant figures in baseball circles get some added exposure as the rest of the country tunes in when the stakes are higher.
The result is a flurry of celebrity lookalike claims and doppelganger tweets that can sometimes become so pervasive that they infiltrate the clubhouses, like when Jake Peavy admitted that he knew everyone thinks he looks like actor Jeremy Renner.
This year's bet for best celebrity doppelgangers? Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz and The Natural himself, actor Robert Redford.
Don't believe us? Check out the tweets:
Wow the kC 1st base coach Rusty Kuntz looks just like the natural Robert Redford- Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) October 3, 2014
Rusty Kuntz *emoji greater than equal or equal to* Robert Redford.- Isidore Lefebvre (@eezadore) October 3, 2014
if robert redford and donald trump had a baby = rusty kuntz #royals- Seth Nesmith (@sethlwn) October 3, 2014
Are we sure the @Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz is not actually Robert Redford?- Alex Respess (@AlexRespess) October 3, 2014
Meanwhile, Robert Redford is trending because of Rusty Kuntz. That's awesome.- Zachary D. Rymer (@zachrymer) October 3, 2014
Does Rusty Kuntz look a little bit like Robert Redford or am I drunk?- Corinne (@Ut26) October 3, 2014
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get right to work on a screenplay for a sequel to The Natural where Hobbs is welcomed back into baseball and coaches first base for an exciting group of young men who steal bases and bunt their way through the MLB postseason.
Turtle plays Eric Hosmer and Danny McBride will have to shave his head to play Billy Butler. It practically writes itself. Thanks for the moneies, Hollywood.